Overview of Disability

Disability Back Pay

Disability Requirements

Disability Applications

Disability Advice Tips

How long do cases take?

How to win Disability

SSD Mistakes to avoid

Disability for Mental

What if you get denied?

How to file Appeals

Disability through SSA

SSI Disability Benefits

Disability for Children

How do I qualify for it?

Working and Disability

Disability Award Notice

Disability Lawyer Q&A

Disability Conditions List

What is a disability?

Your Medical Evidence

Filing for your Disability

Disability Eligibility

SSD SSI Definitions

Recent Questions

SSDRC Disability Blog

Should I be worried about my SSDI Continuing Disability Review?

"Recently I was called up for a review. I'm curious how they work and I've read that SSDI hires private investigators who get bonuses for helping them get people off SSDI."

All disability cases come up for periodic reviews that generally occur about every three years, although there are some disability beneficiaries who receive seven year review diaries (individuals with impairments that are considered to be severe and permanent).


1. How does the Social Security Disability Review work?
2. Will my disability case be reviewed after I have been approved for disability benefits?
3. Are SSDI and SSI Benefits Normally Continued After A Continuing Disability Review?
4. What will trigger a review of a social security disability claim?

Regarding the police and private investigators, I can tell you from my experience with Social Security that they absolutely do not hire private investigators to spy on disability claimants and they would never pay bonuses for this kind of thing.

Social Security only investigates reports of fraud, and these reports generally come from disgruntled friends, spouses, ex-spouses, family members, or neighbors. Even then, Social Security calls the individual and asks them to come to their local Social Security office to give their statement as to the legitimacy of the fraud report. Most of these reports involve allegations of work activity that is "under the table" or that someone is misusing benefits that belong to someone else. Very few of these referrals ever amount to anything concrete, but those that are genuinely fraud are given to the Social Security fraud unit for further investigation.

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

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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 provide answers to basic questions about pursuing disability benefits

Getting a disability approval
How to appeal disability denial
Disability hearing results
Helpful tips for going to social security disability hearing
SSDI hearing decision
Denied social security disability now what
Social security disability appeal status
Social security disability appeal attorney fees
I was denied social security disability for the 2nd time
What happens after a disability hearing has been held
How long does a Social Security Disability judge have to make a ruling?
The Social Security Disability Blue book
How to get an SSDI reconsideration approved?
Conditions that get approved for disability
Social security disability back pay status
Denied social security disability appeal
What to say at a disability hearing
Filing for disability with fibromyalgia
Tips for applying for disability