Social Security Disability Definitions
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Disability Denials and Filing Appeals
Social Security Mental Disability Benefits
Disability Benefits offered through Social Security
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Disability Benefits for Children
Disability Qualifications and How to Qualify
Social Security Disability and Working
Winning your Disability Benefits
Social Security Back Pay and the disability award notice
Disability Lawyers and Hiring an Attorney
Social Security Disability SSI List of Conditions
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Social Security Disability SSI and Medical Evidence
Filing for Disability Benefits
Eligibility for Disability Benefits
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Can my Social Security Disability or SSI benefits be stopped or cutoff ?
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Yes, this can happen under a medical cessation.
A medical cessation refers the termination of an individualís disability benefits because of medical improvement. Most medical cessations are the result of periodic medical reviews (known as CDRs or continuing disability reviews), which indicate that there has been medical improvement.
Like all Social Security Administration decisions, a medical cessation may be appealed. Under current Social Security Administration regulations, you have ten days from the cessation letter receipt (in other words, when you received the cessation letter) to request a payment continuation.
If you do not appeal in time to receive a continuation of your benefits, you still have sixty days to appeal the actual decision that was made to stop your benefits.
Remember, though, if you chose to continue receiving your benefits during your appeal period, you will be required to repay the benefits you have received, if your medical cessation is upheld at the reconsideration and the hearings levels.
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