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What is an expedited reinstatement?

If your Social Security disability benefit was terminated due to your performance of substantial gainful activity (in other words, you worked and earned more than the allowable SGA monthly earnings limit), you have five years in which you may be able to begin receiving your disability benefits again. You do not have to file a new disability application, however you will have to provide your current medical information.

Your expedited reinstatement will be sent to the state disability processing agency for the completion of a medical determination to ascertain if you are still disabled under Social Security rules and regulations and to render a disability decision on this basis. You are entitled to receive provisional payments (disability benefits payable only during the medical determination period) for six months, while the state disability agency makes the medical determination for your expedited reinstatement.

If the state disability-processing agency does not find that you have a continuing disability, the provisional benefits will be terminated. Additionally, if your expedited reinstatement takes longer than six months to process, your provisional payments will still be terminated after the sixth month.

Therefore, it is in your best interest to attend any consultative exams scheduled for you by the state disability agency (this agency is known in most states as DDS, or disability determination services) and to provide any other information that is needed to process your expedited reinstatement.

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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