Yes, the Social Security Administration (SSA) has the right to review a person’s receipt of Social Security Disability benefits at ANY time.
SSA can request your medical records to see:
- if you are still being treating by a doctor; and
- to check if your medical condition has improved.
If you have not been receiving treatment from a doctor or if SSA believes your medical records show improvement they will find that you are no longer disabled and cut off your benefits.
Recently, the Trump Administration issued a proposal that would have 2.6 million Social Security Disability cases reviewed for eligibility. In other words, 2.6 million people currently on Social Security Disability benefits would have their current medical records reviewed to see if they are still disabled.
Therefore, we recommend that if you are currently receiving benefits, you actively pursue medical treatment to face the potential of an upcoming review.
A good article on this proposal can be found by clicking here.