How to file for disability, Filing for SSI
Disability Requirements, Disability Status
How long is the wait?, Disability Application
The Social Security List of Impairments
Qualifying for Disability, Mental Disability
Disability Lawyer Info, Disability Back Pay

What to do if you are under review for disability?

If you have already been approved for disability, have been receiving it for quite some time, and are at the point where your disability claim will be reviewed, there is not much reason for concern. Most claims will be continued following a review. Here are some additional resources for the disability review process.

1. What will trigger a review of a Social Security Disability claim?
2. Advice for a Social Security Disability Continuing Review
3. What Should I Expect at my Social Security Disability Review if I am working part-time?

Of course, if you have filed a disability application and have yet to be notified of a decision yet, that is something else entirely.

If you have filed a disability claim and are waiting for a decision there are some things you can do to help your disability claim. Firstly, if you have filed for disability and you have decided you need to work some to make ends meet, you must stay under the SGA monthly earnings limit. Each year Social Security sets a monthly SGA amount. If you go over this amount while you are under review for disability, it will cause your disability claim to be returned to your local office for denial.

The definition of Social Security Disability requires a severe impairment and the inability to perform SGA. Work can cause your claim to be denied and if you are ever approved for disability it can terminate your disability benefits so be careful.

Secondly, you need to provide the disability examiner working on your claim with anything they need. They will be sending out questionnaires for you to complete, speaking with you by phone, and possibly asking you to attend a consultative examination. It is imperative you comply with their needs or your disability claim may be denied for failure to cooperate.

Thirdly, always make sure that you provide Social Security with a good address and phone number. Social Security sends all requests and decisional notices through the mail and if the address is wrong you will not receive them. This can have devastating effects on your disability case. You may miss their request and your claim will be denied for failure to cooperate, or if they deny your disability claim you may miss the 60 day appeal period. If you miss your appeal period you will have to begin again.

Resources relating to disability applications:

1. Filing a disability application.
2. Medical conditions you can file for on a disability application.
3. List all symptoms on your Disability Application.

Essential Questions

What is the Social Security Disability SSI list of impairments?

Can you work while getting or applying for Disability?

How Often Does Social Security Approve Disability The First Time You Apply?

Tips for getting Social Security Disability or SSI benefits approved

What medical conditions will get you approved for disability?

What kind of Mental Problems Qualify for Disability?

Receiving a Disability Award Letter

Conditions Social Security will recognize as a disability

Previously answered questions regarding SSD and SSI

Applying for disability in your state

Most popular topics on SSDRC.com

Social Security Disability SSI Questions

The listings, list of disabling impairments

Can a mental illness qualify you for disability?

Disability Lawyers prevent unnecessary denials

How much Social Security Disability SSI back pay?

How to apply for disability for a child or children

Filing a Social Security Disability SSI application

Filing for disability - when to file

How to apply for disability - where to apply

Qualifications for disability benefits

How to Prove you are disabled and Win your Disability Benefits

Qualifying for Disability - The Process

How to get disability for depression

Getting disability for fibromyalgia

SSI disability for children with ADHD

What is the Application Process for Social Security Disability and SSI?

Common Mistakes to avoid after being denied for Disability

Social Security Disability SSI Exam tips

More Social Security Disability SSI Questions

Social Security Disability SSI definitions

What makes you eligible for Social Security Disability or SSI?

New and featured pages on SSDRC.com

Who can help me file for disability?

Related pages:

How long do you have to be out of work to get disability benefits?

Can disability be denied because of not enough doctor visits?

If I get approved for disability on the second application

How long will an SSI or SSDI disability claim take?

Can I get Social Security Disability off my spouse’s record?

Do I need an attorney to get disability?

Getting the Status of your Disability Hearing Request

Will I be sent to my own doctor for a disability examination for SSD or SSI?

Disability Judges and getting information for your disability claim decision

What do I do after being denied disability?

How long does it take to get SSI Disability Benefits?

Can I receive temporary SSI disability benefits?

How to get an SSDI reconsideration appeal approved

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

Can you get temporary Social Security Disability or SSI benefits?

Permanent Social Security Disability

What is the difference between Social Security Disability and SSI?

Who is eligible for SSI disability?

Can I Be Eligible For SSI And Social Security Disability At The Same Time?

What makes a person eligible to receive disability benefits?

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?

For the sake of clarity, SSDRC.com is not the Social Security Administration, nor is it associated or affiliated with SSA. This site is a personal, private website that is published, edited, and maintained by former caseworker and former disability claims examiner, Tim Moore, who was interviewed by the New York Times on the topic of Social Security Disability and SSI benefits in an article entitled "The Disability Mess" and also by the Los Angeles Times on the subject of political attempts to weaken the Social Security Disability system.

The goal of the site is to provide information about how Social Security Disability and SSI work, the idea being that qualified information may help claimants pursue their claims and appeals, potentially avoiding time-consuming mistakes. If you find the information on this site helpful and believe it would be helpful to others, feel free to share links to its homepage or other pages on website resource pages, blogs, or social media. Copying of this material, however, is prohibited.

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