Frequently Asked Questions: Benefits & Qualifying
Once Approved, Do The Benefits Ever Stop?
Benefits generally continue for as long as an individual remains disabled. However, benefits are subject to the periodic and occasional “continuing disability review”
Social Security law holds that all disability cases must be reviewed periodically to ensure that individuals receiving benefits continue to meet the disability requirements. Benefits continue unless there is strong proof that an individual’s impairment has medically improved and that he or she is able to return to work.
How often a case is reviewed is contingent upon the severity of the impairment and the likelihood of improvement. When medical improvement is anticipated, cases may be reviewed as soon as six months. When medical improvement is deemed unlikely, cases may only be reviewed every five to seven years.
Of course, remember that SSDI benefits generally stop at age 65, when the recipient will transition to normal Social Security retirement benefits.