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What is a Social Security Disability or SSI work CDR?

All SSD and SSI disability beneficiaries have periodic medical reviews that are conducted by the Social Security Administration (the review is actually conducted by the state-agency that handles disabiilty determinations for SSA in a given state).

Periodic medical reviews usually occur every three to seven years and are known as CDRs. Continuing disability reviews, or CDRs, are used to make contact with disabled individuals in order to update their personal and medical information and to determine if they still meet the social security administration's definition of disability.

As is the case with an initial claim for social security disability benefits, medical information is gathered by the state disability agency for the purpose of rendering a medical determination. This medical determination may result in a cessation (termination of disability entitlement) or a continuance (medical entitlement to Social Security disability will continue).

Sometimes, an individual whose claim is reviewed has worked; therefore, work activity must be addressed at the time of the continuing medical review. Work activity may indicate that an individual has had medical improvement; therefore Social Security must make a determination on all work activity performed by disability beneficiaries.

However, not all work CDR’s as they are known, are triggered by routine medical reviews (which are scheduled to occur at periodic intervals). Some work continuing reviews, by contrast, are triggered by the following: work activity that has been reported by the disability benefits recipient, IRS records, state employment records, or other Social Security records.

Return to:  Social Security Disability Resource Center, or read answers to Questions

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Will my disability case be reviewed after I have been approved for disability benefits?
How does the Social Security Disability Review work?
The, CDR, or Continuing Disability Review, for SSD and SSI claims
Advice for a Social Security Disability Continuing Review
What will trigger a review of a social security disability claim?
Are SSDI and SSI Benefits Normally Continued After A Continuing Disability Review?
How Often Does Social Security Disability Review Cases?
Can You Lose Your Social Security Disability Benefits When Your Case Is Reviewed?
What Should I Expect at my Social Security Disability Review if I am working part-time?
How long can you receive SSI or Social Security disability benefits?
Is there a time limit for how long you can collect Social Security Disability or SSI benefits?
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Information on the following topics can be found here: Social Security Disability Questions and in these subsections:

Frequently asked questions about getting Denied for Disability Benefits | FAQ on Disability Claim Representation | Info about Social Security Disability Approvals and Being Approved | FAQ on Social Security Disability SSI decisions | The SSD SSI Decision Process and what gets taken into consideration | Disability hearings before Judges | Medical exams for disability claims | Applying for Disability in various states | Selecting and hiring Disability Lawyers | Applying for Disability in North Carolina | Recent articles and answers to questions about SSD and SSI

These pages answer some of the most basic questions for individuals who are considering filing a claim.

Filing for disability - How to file for SSD or SSI and the Information that is needed by Social Security
How to Apply for Disability - What medical conditions can you apply and qualify for?
Applying for Disability - How long does it take to get Social Security Disability or SSI benefits?
What happens if I file a disability application and it is denied by a disability examiner or Judge?
How to Prove you are disabled and qualify to win disability benefits
How do you prove your disability case if you have a mental condition or impairment?
Social Security Disability Back pay and How Long it Takes to Qualify for it and receive it
Social Security Disability SSI - Eligibility Requirements and Qualifications Criteria