How Likely are You to Win Your Disability Case?
If I Am Determined Disabled, How Far Back Will Social Security Pay Benefits?
How do you prove your disability case if you have a mental condition?
What Can I Do to Improve My Chances of Winning Disability Benefits
Tips for filing a disability claim
What is the Purpose of the Social Security Disability SSI Medical Exam, or CE?
Common Mistakes after Receiving a Denial of benefits
If You Get Approved For SSDI Will You Also Get Medicare?
Social Security Disability SSI Criteria and the Evaluation Process
Can You Get Approved For Social Security Disability If You Do Not Take Medication Or Go To a Doctor?
Filing an Application for Disability Benefits
How Long Does It Take To Get Disability Benefits?
Qualifying: What do you Need to Prove to Qualify for Disability?
How often will my disability claim be reviewed ?
How to prove you are disabled
and win disability benefits
Social Security disability claims are reviewed according to the medical review diary date. There are three types of medical review diary dates that determine how often a social security disability claim or SSI disability claim will be reviewed. Most disability claims have a medical improvement possible diary date, meaning that they will be reviewed every three years.
Additionally, there are some disability claims where medical improvement is expected and these individuals may be reviewed in less than three years.
Lastly, there are some disability beneficiaries who have a permanent diary, which extends the medical review diary date at least seven years into the future.
In general, individuals who are under fifty-five will be reviewed every three years not matter what the medical or psychological impairment.
Remember, though, that some continuing disability reviews are triggered by an individualís work activity, because the ability to engage in work activity that provides substantial and gainful income may indicate medical improvement.
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SSD and SSI are Federal Programs
The title II Social Security Disability and title 16 SSI Disability programs operate under federal guidelines and, therefore, the program requirements--medical and non-medical--apply to all states:
Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Indiana, Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin, Wyoming
Recent approval and denial statistics for various states can be viewed here:
Social Security Disability, SSI Approval and Denial Statistics by state
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