Will My Social Security Disability Benefits Ever Be Taken Away?

March 23rd, 2010

If you qualify for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) or Supplemental Security Income (SSI) you may be able to receive those benefits until you are able to return to work or until you reach retirement age. If you are disabled until retirement age, your Social Security Disability payments will convert to retirement benefits. If you are able to return to work, your Social Security Disability benefits may be discontinued.

The Social Security Administration will do Continuing Disability Reviews (CDR) for your disability claim until you are able to return to work or until you reach full retirement age. These reviews are scheduled for every one, three and seven years; however, the Social Security Administration is backlogged and the Continuing Disability Reviews are not usually done on time. In these reviews, the Social Security Administration will review your medical files and most recent health information to verify that you have not made any substantial medical improvements.

It is important to be ready for Continuing Disability Reviews and keep all your medical and financial records. If you have any questions about Social Security Disability and SSI benefits or if you have recently lost your disability benefits, contact a Social Security attorney today.

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