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Continuing Disability Review

Once you are receiving Social Security disability benefits, periodically the Social Security Administration (SSA) will review your case to make sure that you are still disabled.

Once you are receiving Social Security disability benefits, periodically the Social Security Administration (SSA) will review your case to make sure that you are still disabled. This review is called a Continuing Disability Review (CDR). The SSA performs two types of reviews, a medical continuing disability review and a work continuing disability review. Under a work review, the SSA looks at your earnings to determine if you are eligible for monthly benefits. A medical review is done by a DDS examiner and he/she determines if you are still meeting the medical requirements to collect disability. If you do not meet the medical requirements, SSA may stop the disability benefits.

Depending on the severity of your conditions and the evidence that was available at the time your claim was decided, your claim will typically be reviewed every one, three, or seven years.

So, if the DDS examiner who approved your disability claim felt that your condition might improve in the next 12 months, then you might be given a one-year diary date for a review of your disability claim.

However, if your condition is not expected to improve much in the near future, then you may be given a seven-year diary date for a review of your disability claim.

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