When you are approved for disability benefits, the Social Security Administration (SSA) does not assume that you are permanently disabled. Many conditions that prevent people from working are expected to get better over time. Therefore, the SSA will periodically review your case to determine whether you are still disabled or unable to work. This process is commonly called a continuing disability review or CDR.
Generally speaking, CDRs are set at every three years or every seven years. How often your benefits are reviewed depends on the extent of your condition and how long the SSA thinks it will take for that condition to improve. Below are three classifications that usually impact how often the SSA will conduct a CDR:
- Medical Improvement Not Expected (MINE): SSA will review once every five to seven years.
- Medical Improvement Possible (MIP): SSA will review once every three years.
- Medical Improvement Expected (MIE): SSA will review 6 to 18 months after the initial finding of disability.
Although rare, it’s possible that a CDR results in a termination of your benefits. If this happens, you have the right to appeal the decision and request that a hearing be held to reconsider your claim. You may seek legal guidance from a Morristown Social Security Disability lawyer.
Manfred Ricciardelli has over 20 years of experience handling disability claims in New Jersey. He will help you gather evidence to support your claim and get you through the appeals process. We offer a free consultation for you to discuss your case and legal options. To schedule yours, contact us today at 973-285-1100.