Do I have to go to a Consultative Medical Examination if Social Security sets one up for me? Yes, you do have to go to that Consultative Examination. The short answer is, if you do not attend the Consultative Examination, Social Security will deny your claim for failure to cooperate. At the point that a Consultative Examination is scheduled, the person looking at your case feels that they need more complete medical records or a better examination in order to more fully understand your case.
If, a Consultative Examination is set up for you and it’s with a doctor that you may have had a past bad relationship with or it’s far away from your home and it’s really hard for you to get there, you need to call the Adjudicator who set up the examination immediately and tell them what the problem is and give them an opportunity to give you a different doctor or a doctor that is closer to your home, if one is available.