I just went with someone to a consultative examination. When will we hear the decision on the application?
It depends! In many DDS offices the consultative exam (CE) examiners are allowed 30 days to file their report/evaluation after the exam. They may or may not be turned in on time. Once the DDS examiner gets the report it may take some time to finish their recommendation and transfer it to the physician at DDS who will review the case. This can sometimes happen very quickly or, when there are backlogs, it may take a few days, weeks or longer. We would recommend that the case manager call the DDS examiner to see whether the CE report has been submitted and whether they can provide any other needed information.