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How often will my disability claim be reviewed in Texas?

Someone recently had this question: "I heard that Social Security will re-evaluate you every three years. Is this true?" Answer: maybe.

After you are first approved for disability benefits in Texas, your SSD or SSI case is set for a review at some point in the future. This may surprise or even dismay some individuals who assume that once disability benefits have been granted, they are set in stone for life, particularly since SSA awards disability benefits on the basis of a disabling condition (which may result from one condition or a combination of conditions) that is A) considered to be non-temporary and B) completely disabling in terms of a claimant's inability to engage in substantial gainful work activity.

Social security does award disability benefits based on the assumption that a person's disability is complete and is, or will be, longstanding. But...a review of the disability claim will still occur periodically every few years. Which is understandable since even a condition that is severe enough to rule out the ability to work can be subject to medical improvement.

When a review is conducted will depend upon two things. The first is the diary date. This is analogous to an alarm clock setting for when a case should be reviewed. Cases are diaried, or set for review, every three or seven years from the time a case has been approved. In some cases, the first review occurs sooner than three years (e.g. 12 months or 18 months).

However, whether or not a case will actually be reviewed according to that timetable will depend, to some extent, on how backed up a social security field office (translation: local social security office) claims representative (CR) is AND ALSO what the social security administration's current priorities are for the disposal of medical reviews (i.e. when continuing disability reviews are backed up, they may become a higher priority).

In some cases, continuing disability reviews or CDRs have occurred years behind schedule due to how behind an individual CR has been, or how behind SSA has been.

After all, a disability examiner at a state disability determination services agency can't conduct a review of a case until the case has been sent for review by a social security field office. And a field office can't initiate this before being notified by a payment center that the review should be conducted in the first place.

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

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How often will my disability claim be reviewed in Texas?
Do You Get Medicare Or Medicaid From Social Security Disability in Texas?
Does Social Security disability have a Time Limit for Receiving Benefits in Texas?
If you are on social security disability or SSI disability in Texas should you try to work?
If You get Disability Benefits in Texas, will Your Dependents get a Check?
What if you get Disability Benefits in Texas and move to another state?
If My Doctor Gives Me a Letter Will I Get Disability in Texas?
If I Get Social Security Disability in Texas Will They Cut Off My Benefits Later?
Can I Get Disability in Texas if I Have Not Worked Before?
If your Texas disability claim is turned down, you can file an appeal with social security
Who is eligible for Social Security Disability or SSI Disability in Texas?

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

What to Prove to Qualify for Disability Benefits
Applying for disability benefits, SSI and SSDI
What Disabilities Qualify for SSI and Social Security Disability?
How does back pay for Social Security disability work?
Social Security Disability And SSI Qualifications
Permanent Disability Qualifications for SSD and SSI
Status of your social security disability or SSI case
Disability lawyer representation, finding lawyers
What is qualifying for disability based on?
How to qualify for disability, qualifying for Benefits
Qualifications for Disability Benefits
How long does it take to get disability after applying?
Disability application, how to file in Texas
Texas disability requirements
Eligibility and qualifying for disability in Texas
What are the qualifications for disability in Texas?
Will I Qualify For Disability Benefits in Texas?
Getting a Texas disability lawyer, attorney, or advocate