Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) provide financial resources to those who are unable to work due to disability. Following initial approval for SSDI or SSI, the Social Security Administration periodically conducts reviews known as Continuing Disability Reviews. Usually, if an SSDI or SSI recipient’s medical and employment status remains substantially the same, he or she will continue to receive benefits. However, changes to a recipient’s employment or disability status can result in the denial of SSDI or SSI. Below is an overview of Continuing Disability Reviews. For additional information, please contact a Texas SSDI and SSI attorney.
How often do reviews take place?
If the Social Security Administration believes that an SSDI or SSI recipient’s condition is likely to improve, then it will conduct a Continuing Disability Review every three years. Otherwise, Continuing Disability Reviews generally take place every seven years. However, if the Social Security Administration believes that a recipient’s condition has improved or he or she has gone back to work, it can initiate a review at any time.
How does the process begin?
The Continuing Disability Review process begins when an SSDI or SSI recipient receives a Disability Update Report or Continuing Disability Review Report. If the SSDI or SSI recipient receives a Disability Update Report, he or she is required to provide the Social Security Administration with answers to questions about his or her medical condition. Once the Social Security Administration receives the recipient’s response, it will determine the necessity of a Continuing Disability Review.
What happens during the process?
If an SSDI or SSI recipient is chosen for a Continuing Disability Review, he or she must fill out an additional form. The Social Security Administration will then conduct a review of the individual’s medical records.
What are the potential consequences?
If the Social Security Administration determines that an SSDI or SSI recipient’s medical condition no longer prevents him or her from working, then the recipient may be denied benefits. However, the Social Security Administration sometimes makes mistakes when conducting Continuing Disability Reviews. Therefore, any recipient whose SSDI or SSI benefits are revoked should immediately contact a Texas SSDI and SSI attorney to appeal the decision.
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If you’ve been denied SSDI or SSI following a Continuing Disability Review, you should contact a Texas SSDI and SSI attorney as soon as possible for assistance. When you choose attorney Jon Sipes to appeal your SSDI or SSI denial, you can rest assured that he will utilize his extensive SSDI and SSI experience to help you obtain a just result in your Texas SSDI or SSI case. Jon Snipes regularly helps clients obtain SSDI and SSI in El Paso and surrounding Texas communities, and he understands what it takes to qualify under the SSDI and SSI programs. Please contact us today to schedule a consultation.