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Disability Examiner

A disability examiner is someone who specializes in the analysis of applications for disability benefits. These specialists work within their state’s Disability Determination Services (DDS) office to determine whether an applicant is disabled under The Social Security Administration’s (SSA) definition of disability.

The disability examiner does a very thorough inspection of each claim. They will seek to determine whether or not you meet SSA’s rigorous definition of disabled along with medical and vocational experts. They will also try to determine the severity of the disability in question. If the examiner has determined you meet the medical requirements to be considered disabled, SSA will make the decision as to the benefit amount you will receive.

It is likely that a disability examiner will request additional information during his or her evaluation. Claimants may be asked for medical records or in some cases they may be required to undergo another medical exam. This is why filling out your disability application is so important. Doing so correctly and fully may increase the chances of your application being approved and may expedite the process since the disability examiner may be less likely to request additional information.

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