Every so often, Social Security is required by law to evaluate the current medical condition of all people receiving Social Security Disability (SSD) payments to make sure their disabilities still qualify for benefits. As a general rule, if your disability still keeps you from working, or your health has not improved, you can continue to receive benefits.
Reviews help Social Security ensure that the people receiving benefits actually deserve them. In order for the system to work and not run out of money, it must maintain integrity by delivering services fairly.
To conduct the review, Social Security gathers any new information available about a recipient from hospitals, doctors, and other medical sources. Additional medical records will be obtained.
Social Security will contact recipients and ask how their medical conditions affect their activities and lives, what medical treatments they have been given, and what the results of their medical tests are.
If you are interested in learning more about how Social Security determines qualifying disabilities, you can visit their website at socialsecurity.gov.