What Happens During a Continuing Disability Review?
Once you receive Social Security Disability (SSDI) or Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits, there will come a time when your case must undergo a continuing disability review. It’s essential that you comprehend what these reviews entail, why they occur, and how to prevent being negatively impacted by them.
The primary purpose of a CDR is to assess whether your condition has improved enough that you no longer qualify as disabled. Unfortunately, certain circumstances can lead to the loss or reduction of benefits that you were previously entitled to.
On a CDR, the Social Security Administration will review your medical records to search for signs that your condition has improved. They also look for any new treatments or changes in medications which might suggest progress has been made.
If you are a recipient of Supplemental Security Income (SSI), the Social Security Administration will review your income and resources to confirm that you still meet program criteria. This process, known as “redetermination,” may occur every one to six years or when certain changes in circumstances affect eligibility.
When applying for mental illness disability benefits, it is essential to meet all requirements and have your symptoms documented accurately. To achieve the best results, ask your psychiatrist or psychologist for assistance and ensure all medical records remain up to date and accurate.
If your doctor determines you meet the disability criteria under a mental illness listing, they will document your symptoms on an official form known as a PRTF. To guarantee its accuracy and legitimacy, the Social Security Administration requires this form to be reviewed and certified by another consulting doctor for confirmation.