While people may be suffering from disability qualifying benefits for years at a time, they shouldn’t have to worry about losing money from the Social Security Administration as long as the disability remains.
“Your disability benefits will continue as long as your medical condition has not improved and you remain unable to work,” the Social Security Administration said in a Q&A with McClatchy-Tribune News Service. “Your case will be reviewed at regular intervals to make sure you still are disabled. If you still are receiving disability benefits when you reach full retirement age, we will automatically convert them to retirement benefits.”
DisabilitySecrets.com said Social Security disability cases get reviewed every once in a while to make sure the recipient still qualifies for the money they are receiving. This happens every three to seven years usually, but there may be cases that have more frequent reviews, so recipients need to be sure to have updated medical records ready.
It is extremely important that claimants continue to follow up on a regular basis with their medical providers. This is not only to maintain their health, but to protect any challenges by the Social Security Administration to their benefits.If the claimants benefits are challenged successfully by the SSA, they will cease and a possible overpayment of benefits claim could be saught.
The law offices of Harold W. Conick and Associates are experts in defending benefit overpayment cases. Claimants should appeal challenges to their benefits if they believe they are still disabled.