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How Does The Social Security Administration Determine If You Continue To Be Disabled?

  • By: Tony Adderley
  • Published: October 28, 2015
Social Security

As part of its process of determining who requires Social Security disability benefits, and who is now able to return to work without support from disability benefits, the Social Security Administration will conduct periodic evaluations of your condition.

The agency will contact your medical officers, doctor, hospitals, and go through your medical records in order to determine whether there have been improvements in your condition that now make it possible for you to work. Your doctors and other professionals involved in your care will be questioned about any changes in your condition that make it possible for you to work. If necessary, the Social Security Administration will also require that you go through a special medical examination to determine any improvement in your condition. It is not enough for your medical condition to improve-it must improve significantly enough that you can go back to work.

If the Social Security Administration determines that your condition has improved to the extent that you are able to go back to work and earn a living, it will stop your benefits. If the agency finds that you have taken a vocational training course, or have benefited from advances in medical treatment that make it possible for you to work, or if it believes that you are not following your doctor’s recommended treatment properly, then it might also decide to stop your benefits.

If you get a notification from the Social Security Administration informing you that your disability benefits have been suspended, speak immediately with a Los Angeles Social Security disability lawyer.

About the Author Tony Adderley has been working as a professional advocate for
individuals entitled to Social Security Disability (SSD) and worker’s
compensation benefits for more than 20 years.