After your disability case is approved, the Judge will assign a review date to your case. All cases get reviewed at different times depending on the facts of that case. When your case comes up for review, Social Security will contact you to get an update on your status and your treatment. They will also gather your medical records and make a determination as to whether you are still disabled. If they find you are no longer disabled, Social Security will send you a letter terminating your benefits. Your benefits will continue for two months from when they say you are no longer disabled. If you feel that they are wrong and you are still disabled, you have the right to appeal this decision. And if you file your appeal within ten (10) days of receiving the letter from Social Security you can elect to receive ongoing benefits while your appeal is being processed. This means Social Security will continue to pay you until your case is decided. If a Judge agrees that you are still disabled your benefits will continue. If the Judge says you are no longer disabled, Social Security will declare an overpayment of the money you elected to continue to receive.
If you do not file your appeal within ten (10) days, you can still appeal the decision to terminate your benefits as long as you appeal within sixty (60) days from getting the letter. However, Social Security will stop your benefits until a Judge makes a decision on your case.
If Social Security is terminating your benefits and you have questions, please contact us right away.