Social Security Disability: Continuing Disability Reviews
A Continuing Disability Review is referred to as a CDR. The Social Security Administration (SSA) periodically reviews cases of Social Security Disability beneficiaries to analyze a beneficiary’s disability or blindness to decide if a beneficiary is still determined disabled and unable to work.
A Continuing Disability Review conducted by the Social Security Administration (SSA) is required by law to be completed about every 3 years or so. If the Social Security Administration (SSA) believes that a beneficiary’s condition may improve sooner than 3 years then a CDR would be conducted sooner. If a beneficiary’s condition is not expected to improve, his/her case will still be reviewed; however, not every 3 years.
In addition to reviewing a beneficiary’s condition, the Social Security Administration (SSA) also analyzes income, resources, assets, and living arrangements to make sure that a beneficiary still meets the specific non-medical requirements for benefits. This review is known as a redetermination.
What Occurs During a Review?
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William E. Lindahl, MBA, CLPF