The Social Security Administration approved your disability claim and you received the decision letter indicating the amount of your payments and the start date for receiving them. Now it is time to understand your rights and responsibilities as you receive disability benefits from Social Security. Keeping your records up-to-date is important, and if you do not report changes or if you give the SSA false information or withhold information, you can be penalized.
Your benefits will be re-evaluated periodically and if the SSA deems you are no longer disabled, your benefits will be terminated. If you disagree with the decision you can appeal. Our Morristown Social Security Disability lawyers at The Terry Law Firm have the experience and knowledge to help you with your appeals process or to help you if you believe you were unfairly sanctioned.
Keeping the Social Security Administration apprised of any information that could affect your payments is critical. While you may receive your payments through direct deposit, it is important to ensure administration officials have correct contact information for you.
If you are receiving benefits because you are disabled, the Social Security office will periodically review your case and reassess your disability status. You will continue receiving your benefits unless the review finds strong proof that your condition has improved medically enough that you are able to return to work. The decision letter you were sent when you received your initial approval will indicate when you can expect your first review.
Types and frequencies of review include:
Prior to conducting a review you will receive a letter from the SSA, and a representative from the local Social Security office will contact you to explain the review process and your appeal rights. At this point you should provide any updated information that you had not previously supplied.
A review is similar to the initial assessment of your disability with the same decision process being followed. When a decision is made, you will be sent a decision letter. If the examiners determine that you still are disabled, your SSI will continue uninterrupted. If you are found to be no longer disabled and you disagree with that conclusion, you can file an appeal. The appeals process is the same as the initial appeal.
We handle Social Security Disability cases from the initial application stage through administrative hearings and federal court. Our team will properly prepare your application and the medical evidence of your disability. If you feel that your denial is incorrect and you want to file an appeal, our Morristown Social Security Disability lawyers can help.
Call us now at (423) 536-6220 for a free consultation.