Social Security periodically reviews cases of people receiving disability benefits to be sure they are still eligible to receive them.
Social Security says it conducts a continuing disability review (CDR) approximately every three years on each person receiving disability benefits whose disability we expect to improve but in practice it is less often. Social Security conducts a CDR approximately every five to seven years on each person receiving disability benefits whose disability is not expected to improve.
A person receiving disability benefits is required to provide medical or other evidence as part of the CDR. Benefits can be temporarily or permanently stopped.
If you receive a notice of review contact us ASAP! If this is not done properly, your benefits are at risk. If they do not have enough information to support continuing disability, or person is intentionally withholding information from Social Security, they may also temporarily stop or terminate benefits. The same is true if Social Security cannot locate a beneficiary. We need to act quickly to get information from your doctor saying your condition has not improved or changed.