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Illinois Attorney for Continuing Disability Reviews Following Benefits Distribution

Social Security Disability Lawyer Serving Cook and Lake Counties

A Continuing Disability Review (CDR) is the Social Security Administration’s (SSA) way of doing routine checks to make sure that disability recipients continue to be disabled. While the nature of some medical conditions is such that the condition will never improve, other conditions can fluctuate greatly over the course of time. For this reason, along with financial considerations, SSA will typically schedule a Continuing Disability Review every three years. Depending on the condition, someone’s CDR could be scheduled as often as every six months.

In the words of Social Security:

A person’s disability benefits generally will continue unless there is strong evidence of both medical improvement and ability to work. There are some exceptions which apply in relatively few instances.

In other words, unless your condition(s) have improved since you were awarded disability benefits, your benefits more likely than not will continue after the CDR.

Should the examiner deny your disability benefits after a CDR, we strongly encourage claimants to go through the appeals process. The appeals process is similar in many ways to the original process you had to go through to get your benefits to begin with. There is both a reconsideration and hearing phase of the process. However, there are also many differences specific to CDR’s that distinguish the process from the one you went through to obtain benefits.

We at Pearson Disability Law, LLC often help individuals after they have been receiving Social Security disability benefits. If you have questions about your Continuing Disability Review, please contact our law firm at 312-999-0999 to schedule a free consultation.

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