Hi, all, New member here hoping for some advice. (Really) long story short: I'm finally applying for SSDI after years of lost income due to CFS and assorted sleep disorders. I've read (on the SSA's website, no less) that I can see my own doctor for the Disability Examination. Unfortunately, when my SSA rep faxes the form that needs to be filled out to my doctor, his nurse's assistant returns the wrong information. SSA wants me to see a state-appointed physician, and from what I understand, they're simply being paid to say I'm healthy enough to work. The SSA rep ignores my repeated phone call requests to simply mail ME the form so I can bring it straight to my doctor and have him fill it out in front of me. It's the easiest way to skip all the office confusion. Anyone with any advice? If I skip my next state appointment, they're likely to turn me down. I feel like I'm being bullied into a corner. Thanks!