Periodically, individuals from Michigan that have applied for and received Social Security Disability benefits may be required to undergo a Continuing Disability Review (CDR) as the Social Security Administrator believes that an individual’s disability is no longer interfering with that person’s ability to work. Unfortunately, sometimes the assessment by such administrators is incorrect after a CDR has been performed.
The disability benefits that recipients receive are sometimes minimal, but the health insurance coverage that comes along with the benefits may be of much greater value. Even if able to work, such individuals often continue to suffer from the same problems that motivated them to apply for Social Security Disability to begin with. Without immediate access to health insurance, those denied their Social Security Benefits following a CDR may not have the financial means to pick up their medications that were previously covered by their health insurance.
How often a CDR is conducted may be dependent upon a variety of circumstances. But since such reviews can place at risk the very benefits it may have taken a long while to receive, those that have questions concerning such reviews would be strongly advised to speak with an attorney experienced in the Social Security Disability area.
Individuals unable to work due to injury or illness are given few options other than to apply for these kinds of benefits. Yet individuals subjected to continuing CDRs may be on oxygen 24-hours a day, may be suffering from stage 4 Cancer, or may be afflicted with any number of maladies.
Source: Jacksonsun.com, “Social Security and disability reviews,” by Beth Bates, Feb. 7, 2012