The SS Dr’s are just looking to see if he has improved enough to (return to work, or get a job if not working) stop benefits.
If you tell your son in a matter of fact way that he has to attend this meeting with a pdoc, and not givivng him an option of not going, his anxiety will go through the roof, and quite frankly, it might just be what you both need, in order to continue the benefits.
It would show the pdoc just how bad it gets, and that is what you both need.
Sounds cruel to put him through this, but it is what’s best if you need the benefits.
They just want to see/witness if his condition is bad enough to prevent him from getting work.
Yes, I have been to one of these SS Dr’s, and I was so anxious it must have made me sound pretty nutty, because I remember telling him that yes, I thought I would like to back to work when he asked if I could (return to work)… but I must have shut down from all the questions asked and spaced out staring out the window. Never been asked to go in again, but did just recieve my 3rd written review/reevaluation in Aug?Sep? of this year.
All 3 times I ended up losing the forms to return for over 2 months, one of them was never found. They were wrinkled up, written in different colored pens (they kept running out of ink) and even a big fat crayon (only wrtting utensil left).
They just want to make sure your son hasn’t improved enough to not need the benefits, The goal of SS is to rehabilitate people enough to return to work, they wern’t intended to replace work indefinately, but do so only if needed.
Most people won’t volunteer the fact that they could return to when they are getting paid not to work, so the have the burdon of proving you no longer need the benefits.
Get him into the Dr’s appointment. It won’t kill him, but it sure will help him.