The Department pays for psychological or psychiatric examinations needed by AABD customers who are appealing SSA's denial of SSI due to "not disabled" in cases where:
- the customer has been found disabled by CAU, and
- the Department did not pay for psychological tests as part of the CAU determination, and
- the attorney representing the customer obtained prior approval from CAU for payment of the test.
The Department pays for a psychological or psychiatric examination needed by a TANF customer in the appeal of his or her SSI denial when the attorney representing the customer obtained prior approval from CAU. The TANF customer must be currently receiving assistance.
When an attorney requests payment of a psychological test, refer the attorney to CAU. Advise the attorney that prior approval for payment must be obtained from CAU.