Does the Social Security Department monitor disabled individuals?

While the Social Security Administration (SSA) has a program to support disabled individuals, SSDI beneficiaries should know that their condition will be monitored periodically to determine if they still qualify for the benefits they are receiving. The SSA review its beneficiaries based on their assumed recovery period:

  • Beneficiaries who are “expected” to recover from their disabilities may be reviewed by the SSA between six and eighteen months after receiving benefits.
  • Beneficiaries who may “possibly” recover from their disabilities may be reviewed by the SSA after three years of receiving benefits.
  • Beneficiaries who are “not expected” to recover from their disabilities may be reviewed by the SSA after seven years of receiving benefits.

SSDI beneficiaries should understand that their benefits may be stopped if the SSA finds out that they have recovered from their disabilities.

The lawyers of the Hankey Law Office provide legal assistance to individuals who are applying for or appealing decisions regarding their SSDI benefits. Call our office today at (317) 634-8565 to learn more about how we can help you through this complex process.