DI DAL22510.045 Arranging For A Consultative Examination

See DI 22510.045

The attached bilingual regional form may be used by the district/branch offices on an optional basis in the following situations:

  1. During the initial interview.

  2. During a work activity only continuing disability review when ODO/TAS has determined that a medical review is required by the DDS after the DO/BO completes its actions.

  3. During the development of a CDR when the beneficiary has returned to work and there is a medical re-examination diary date. (These cases generally require a DDS medical review.)

  4. In cases where the claimant contacts the DO/BO for assistance with a DDS mailed form or where the DDS has asked the DO/BO to assist the claimant in scheduling a CE.

If the file does not contain the form and it is not documented that the claimant refused to sign it, the DDS should assume that the claimant was not asked to sign it.

The claimant's refusal to sign the statement cannot be used to eliminate any of the established procedural steps in the CE process as required by the instructions to the DDS's.

STATEMENT OF CLAIMANT OR OTHER PERSON

NAME OF WAGE EARNER, SELF-EMPLOYED PERSON OR SSI CLAIMANT

SOCIAL SECURITY NUMBER

Refer to:

NAME OF PERSON MAKING STATEMENT (If other than above wage earner, self-employed person, or SSI Claimant)

RELATIONSHIP TO WAGE EARNER OR SSI CLAIMANT

UNDERSTANDING THAT THIS STATEMENT IS FOR THE USE OF THE SOCIAL SECURITY ADMINISTRATION, I HEREBY CERTIFY THAT —p>

It has been explained to me that my application(s) for disability benefits, both Social Security and/or Supplemental Security Income, will be decided by an agency of the State government on behalf of Social Security. I understand that I may be requested to go for a medical examination(s) at Social Security's expense if the records from my own doctor and/or hospital do not contain enough information to make a medical decision on my application(s). I agree to go to this medical examination if required for a determination. If I am unable to attend such examination, I will immediately telephone the State Agency. I also understand that if travel is necessary, I can request reimbursement from the State Agency.

If I fail to notify the State Agency that I cannot attend an examination, I understand my application(s) for disability benefits will have to be determined based on the information in my file and could result in a denial.

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CHECK IF APPLICABLE ----- I cannot afford to pay out-of-town travel.

TENGO ENTENDIDO QUE ESTA DECLARACION ES PARA EL USO DE LA ADMINISTRACION DEL SEGURO SOCIAL, Y POR MEDIO DE LA PRESENTE CERTIFICO QUE:

SE ME EXPLICO QUE MI SOLICITUD(ES) PARA BENEFICIOS DEL SEGURO SOCIAL Y/O DEL SEGURO DE INGRESO SUPLEMENTAL POR INCAPACIDAD SERA DETERMINADA POR UNA AGENCIA DEL ESTADO PARA EL SEGURO SOCIAL. ENTIENDO QUE ES POSIBLE QUE SE ME PIDA ACUDIR A UN EXAMEN MEDICO O SUMETERME A UNO(S) ANALISIS DE LABORATORIO QUE SERAN PAGADOS POR EL SEGURO SOCIAL SI ACASO LOS EXPEDIENTES DE MI MEDICO Y/O HOSPITAL NO CONTIENEN SUFICIENTES INFORMES PARA HACER UNA DECISION MEDICA SOBRE MI SOLICITUD. ESTOY DISPUESTO A PRESENTARME A ESTE EXAMEN SI ME LO PIDEN. SI NO PUEDO ACUDIR A ESTE EXAMEN, ME COMUNICARE POR TELEFONO IMMEDIATAMENTE PARA DAR AVISO A LA AGENCIA ESTATAL. TAMBIEN ENTIENDO QUE SI HAY NECESIDAD DE VIAJAR A DICHO EXAMEN, PODRE PEDIR UN REEMBOLSO DE LA AGENCIA ESTATAL PARA CUBRIR MIS GASTOS.

ENTIENDO QUE MI SOLICITUD DE BENEFICIOS POR INCAPACIDAD SERA DETERMINADA SOBRE LA INFORMACION EN MI EXPEDIENTE Y PODRIA SER DENEGADA SI NO INFORMO A LA AGENCIA QUE NO PODRE CUMPLIR CON LA CITA.

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INDIQUE CON UNA MARCA SI APLICA ----- NO PUEDO PAGAR LOS GASTOS DE VIAJE FUERA DE ESTE PUEBLO.

FIRMA ___________________________ FECHA ________________ TELEFONO # ___________

SIGN HERE ______________________ DATE __________________ PHONE # _____________

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DI DAL22510.045 - Arranging For A Consultative Examination - 08/23/2006