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How Does the SSA Decide whether You Still Have a Qualifying Disability?

In order to protect the integrity of Social Security benefit programs, disability reviews are performed regularly. The law requires the Social Security Administration (SSA) to review on a periodic basis the current medical conditions of all people receiving disability benefits to keep track of whether they are still eligible and in need of the compensation they’re receiving.

Continuing disability reviews are a way for the SSA to ensure that only those who are eligible receive disability benefits. Not only does this support the integrity of the Social Security system, but also promotes fairness for disabled workers, their families, wounded veterans, the chronically ill, and other individuals with disabling conditions.

What to Expect from the Social Security Disability Review Process

During the disability review process, the SSA will:

  • Gather new information about your medical condition;
  • Speak to your doctors, hospitals, and any other relevant sources to retrieve your medical records;
  • Review how your medical condition limits your daily activities; and
  • Review the results of any medical tests and what medical treatments you are receiving.

If additional information is needed, the SSA will contact you and set up a special examination or test.

What to do if Disability Benefits Are Terminated upon Review

If you disagree with the SSA’s decision on your claim, you have the right to appeal it. In your appeal, you can ask the SSA to review your impairment again. Information on how to appeal the decision will be included in the letter that the SSA sends to you about its decision to terminate your disability benefits.

If you or someone you love needs help during the disability review process, contact our intake team to schedule an appointment with one of the Social Security attorneys at The Khaki Law Firm.

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There are many Social Security disability law firms throughout Georgia. What sets The Khaki Law Firm apart from the rest? Why should you choose us? We are honored to represent those who have worked hard most of their lives, but due to a mental or physical impairment are no longer able to maintain employment and earn an income.

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    Have you had to stop working due to a physical and/or mental disability?YesNo
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    With offices in Alpharetta, Atlanta and Marietta, we provide legal assistance to people throughout Georgia and the Southeast in all matters of Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) and Supplemental Security Income (SSI).

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