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Disability Law Offices of Tony Adderley

SSI And Continuing Disability Reviews

  • By: Tony Adderley
  • Published: October 10, 2014
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In southern California, if you are disabled, unable to work, and need to receive disability payments, get the advice and help you need by speaking promptly to an experienced Los Angeles Social Security disability attorney. If the Social Security Administration (SSA) finds that you are disabled, and even if you begin receiving Supplemental Security Income (SSI) payments, don’t assume that the SSA considers your disability a permanent status. It isn’t. In the past, the SSA re-evaluated a recipient’s disability status every 5 to 7 years. Today, the SSA says that on average, continuing disability reviews (CDRs) are conducted about every three years.

Is there any reason for SSI recipients to worry about a CDR? Possibly. If you receive SSI benefits, the CDR is not limited to determining if you are still disabled, although if you haven’t been taking medication, receiving treatments, or keeping medical appointments, it’s very likely that the SSA will determine that you are no longer disabled (and your benefit payments will cease). A CDR will also determine if you still meet the financial requirements for receiving SSI payments. If you’ve started working part-time, for example, your benefits could be at risk. If you are married or you are a disabled child under age 18 living with your parent(s), the SSA also reviews the income, resources, and living arrangements of your spouse or parent(s). If you have any concerns about your eligibility for payments or about continuing disability reviews, speak with a good Social Security disability lawyer at once.

The SSA intends to increase the number of CDRs conducted nationwide from 550,000 in 2014 to 830,000 in 2015. If you receive SSI benefits but you have not recently been the subject of a CDR, assume that you will be soon. In southern California, if you have any questions or concerns about your SSI benefits or CDRs, or if you are recently disabled and you need to apply for benefits, speak at once with an experienced Los Angeles Social Security disability attorney.

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.