Fairfax Social Security Disability Lawyer Answers, “How Are Social Security Disability Benefits Reviewed?”

If you have recently begun receiving Social Security Disability (SSDI) payments, you may be wondering about how and when your eligibility will be reviewed.  As a Fairfax Social Security Disability lawyer for the last 21 years, I can give you a bit of insight into this.

Every three years, the Social Security Administration (SSA) reviews your case. They do this to make sure that people receiving payments still quality. The review is based on the type and severity of your medical condition and the likelihood that your condition has improved. If they determine that you are unlikely to improve, your case will be reviewed every seven years.

The SSA will notify you by mail when your case is being reviewed. You will be invited to your local Social Security office to attend in person if you choose. You will be asked questions about your condition and whether you are improving. They may ask you about specific medical treatments and about any employment you had since you were determined to be disabled.

A disability determination services examiner will review your case and your medical information will be submitted to the SSA. You might be asked to undergo a medical examination if your medical information is not up to date. This examination is free of charge.

If your  medical condition has not improved and you are still not able to work, your SSDI benefits will continue. If you are able to work or your medical condition has improved, the SSA will suspend your benefits.

If needed, you can appeal the decision made during the review and seek a second SSA review. You will be provided a written notification of your rights to appeal the decision.

If your case is being reviewed or has been denied, it may be in your best interest to speak to a lawyer that specializes in Social Security Disability benefits. You can schedule a consultation with Sheri R. Abrams, Attorney at Law, by calling (571) 328-5795.