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Continuing Disability Review

April 29, 2020

A Continuing Disability Review, is something the Social Security Administration conducts to determine if you still have a disabling condition. If they should decide that you no longer have a disabling condition, your benefits terminate.

By law, the Administration must perform a medical Continuing Disability Review once each three-year term, unless your condition improves earlier. If your medical condition is ongoing and not expected to improve, your case is still reviewed once every 5 to 7 years.

For the Continuing Disability Review, a redetermination will be performed. Here, the Agency will examine your income, resources you have, and living arrangements to confirm that you still meet non-medical requirements of the program. There are documents necessary and the Agency will be provide what they want from you. Examples of documents include pay stubs, checking or savings account information, tax filings, household receipts for utilities, life insurance or burial insurance, to name a few.

It's a little different for children. Continuing Disability Reviews are conducted once every three years, if the child's condition is anticipated to get better. This being said, the Agency may still conduct a review if the child's condition is not expected to get better.

A child's Representative Payee will be required to show that the child has been continuously receiving medically necessary treatment for his or her disability. If the child proves to be old enough the Administration may determine that payments are paid directly to the child.

This blog is intended for information purposes only and does not establish legal representation or financial guidance.