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Qualifying Disabilities

Qualifying Disabilities

After you apply for and receive Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) benefits, the Social Security Administration (SSA) periodically checks in to make sure your disability still qualifies you to continue receiving monthly benefits checks.

As a general rule, you remain entitled to continue receiving benefits if your condition has not changed, and you are still disabled and unable to work.

Part of the reason that SSA periodically reviews files for individuals currently receiving benefits is to make sure the people who receive benefits are actually entitled to them. SSDI is an expensive program to run, and President Trump has pledged to reduce fraud across many government organizations.

As part of the review process, SSA will look at your medical records from doctors and hospitals, if applicable. They will also ask you how your condition affects your day-to-day activities, what medical treatments you are receiving, and if anything has changed since the last time your file was reviewed.

If SSA decides that your condition has improved and you are no longer entitled to receive benefits, you will have the opportunity to appeal the decision.