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Why is Social Security Reviewing My Disability Benefits?

By Kenton Koszdin Law Office on December 10, 2013 | In Social Security Disability

Why is Social Security Reviewing My Disability Benefits?

Once you were approved for Social Security disability benefits (SSD), you probably breathed a sigh of relief. The waiting, the worrying, the paperwork, and the tension were finally over.

If you’re now having your benefits reviewed, this may come as a surprise. Why does the Social Security Administration (SSA) want you to go through your case again, when you’ve already worked so hard to prove that you need the benefits you receive?

By law, the SSA must review, from time to time, the medical condition of every person receiving Social Security disability benefits. How often a particular person’s benefits are reviewed depends on the extent of your condition and how long the SSA believes it will take to improve to the point where benefits are no longer needed.

The more likely it is the SSA thinks your condition will improve, the more often the agency will review your case. The first review may be in as few as six months from the date your benefits start if your medical improvement is “expected.” If improvement is “not expected,” the first review may be postponed for as many as seven years.

During a review, the Social Security Administration will look at your updated medical records and other information to determine whether you are still disabled. You may have an experienced attorney help you with a review.

At the Kenton Koszdin Law Office, our experienced southern California Social Security disability benefits attorneys can help you get the benefits you need if you’ve suffered disability due to an accident, illness, or other condition. For a free and confidential case evaluation, contact our office today by calling (800) 438-7734.

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