Have you been receiving
Social Security Disability benefits and you just got a letter in the mail telling you that the Social
Security Administration will be reviewing your medical condition?
If your answer is “yes,” we want you to know that the agency
is required by law to periodically review the current medical conditions
of people who are on disability to ensure that they still qualify for benefits.
Has your health improved? Or, is your disability still keeping you from
returning to work? If your health has not improved and you cannot return
to work, you should continue receiving your benefits.
Information Gathering Process
Assuming you received the letter about the review, the Social Security
Administration will be reviewing certain information about you. In order
to help them make a decision about your continuing disability, they will
be gathering updated information about your medical condition.
The SSA will request your medical records from doctors, hospitals and other
treating sources. They will ask about your medical condition and how it’s
limiting your activities. They’ll also look at the results of your
medical tests, and they’ll want to know which treatments you have received.
Will I need to do anything?
After the SSA conducts their own inquiry or review into your medical records,
they still may need additional information. If that’s the case,
they will ask you to make an appointment for a special test or examination,
but you will not responsible for the cost; they will pay for it.
If your medical condition has improved and the SSA believes that you can
return to work, your benefits will stop. If your medical condition still
qualifies as a disability, your benefits will continue.
If the SSA decides to end your benefits and you disagree with their decision,
you have the right to appeal your decision. A Dallas Social Security Disability
attorney from our firm can help you file an appeal and get the agency
to review the facts again, some of which they may have missed.
If you need assistance filing an appeal,
contact The Zendeh Del Law Firm!