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Nearly everyone who receives SSDI benefits will go through a Continuing Disability Review (CDR) at some point. The SSA requires these reviews to make sure you still qualify for your SSDI benefits. If your disability has improved, your benefits payments might be discontinued.
The frequency of a CDR will depend on the type of disability you have. Some conditions are expected to improve quickly and will have more regular CDRs. While other disabilities, like an amputation, are not expected to improve and will have less frequent CDRs.
The SSA can cut SSDI benefits if they find your disability has improved enough for you to return to some level of work. If your SSDI benefits are cut you can still receive payments up to two months after you get a notification from the SSA. Obviously this can be a very stressful time in your life, especially if you can’t find work.
Appealing An SSDI Benefit Continuance
The good news is that you can appeal this decision. As you might have guessed, there’s a strict time limit on this appeal. You have 60 days to file your appeal for continued SSDI benefits. During this appeals process you can still receive benefits, but you only have 10 after receiving notice to file a Request for Reconsideration. This request must clearly state that you want to receive benefits while appealing.
Jan Dils, Attorneys at Law