Even if you are already receiving Social Security disability benefits for a medical condition or illness, there is no guarantee that the Social Security Administration, or SSA, will allow those benefits to continue. The SSA closely monitors SSD recipients in Georgia to make sure they continue to have a qualifying disability. If the SSA finds that your condition has improved to the point where you can return to work, your benefits may cease.
The SSA conducts reviews by collecting new information about Social Security disability recipients’ health. SSD recipients may be asked to provide updated information about the current status of their condition and the treatments they presently receive. The SSA will also follow up with the recipient’s doctors and hospitals for up to date medical records. If the SSA needs additional information about your condition, you may be asked to submit to additional testing, which the SSA will pay for.
In addition to information about their current condition, the SSA will also want to know about how the recipient’s condition continues to limit their ability to work or their ability to function in everyday life.
Once the SSA has thoroughly evaluated the current status of your medical condition and its effect on your ability to work, evaluators will determine whether your benefits should continue or cease. If your benefits are stopped, you may appeal the decision with the help of an attorney who has experience in the law related to disability benefits. Your attorney can help you with the appeals process and make a solid case on your behalf so that the SSA will be more likely to reconsider its decision to stop your benefits.