Even after you have been awarded social security disability benefits, from time to time the Social Security Administration will review your case to decide if you are still disabled. This process is called a “continuing disability review.” If you have received a notice from the Social Security Administration that you are subject to a continuing disability review, you must follow the instructions given to you carefully. If you fail to attend a consultative examination as requested or do not provide the evidence requested by the social security administration, the rules say that Social Security Administration can find that your disability has ended and you could lose your benefits.
What is a “continuing disability review?”
From time to time the Social Security Administration will review your case to decide if you are still disabled. The normal time frame for a continuing disability review is three years but some reviews happen more often. Basically, a continuing disability review is the Social Security Administration making sure you are still disabled under the rules.
What will I have to do for a “continuing disability review?”
The Social Security Administration will send you a form to fill out. It will ask about your medical treatment, any vocational treatment or work you may have done, and will ask about any changes in your condition since you were found to be eligible for disability benefits. You must send in this form and give the Social Security Administration the requested information or you could lose your benefits.
The Social Security Administration sent me a letter saying I was no longer disabled. What can I do?
The notice that you received from the Social Security Administration will explain your appeal rights. Read this letter carefully. You must appeal within the deadlines contained in the letter. You must act quickly.
It is always a good idea to speak with an attorney that handles continuing disability review matters if the Social Security Administration has found that you are no longer disabled and you still cannot work. If you have received such a notice, contact us at (504) 324-2807 to schedule a free case evaluation.