Q: After 17 yes SSD is evalutating my case and want to see their doctor. With this virus must I go?
I do not take meds, they do not interact well with me. I learned to do without and try to live normal. Its difficult but better than becoming addicted to pain killers. My immune is compromised. This virus scares me . will I be kicked off SSI if I call and cancel that appt.
A: Your benefits are based on medical evidence. If your immune system is compromised, do you have a personal physician that can write a letter explaining this to SSA and recommending some option other than visiting an SSA doctor like waiting until you can get immunized?
People who refuse treatment and refuse to go to SSA doctors are definitely on thin ice. You don't have to do what they say if you are concerned for your health, but they also don't have to send you funds if you refuse to allow them to have you examined to verify your current health.
If you can find a way to do it, I recommend attending the appointment.
A: It is not in your best interest to cancel the consultative examination. If you refuse to attend the consultative examination, your case may be denied due to failure to cooperate. Call the Social Security claims examiner and ask if they can reschedule a consultative examination virtually. Social Security offices have been using telehealth for consultative examinations more frequently. If that is not an option for you, ask that your appointment be rescheduled with the consultative examiner as the first client of the day so that you will not have contact with other patients.
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