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What to do if your SSDI or SSI payments are reduced or suspended
Even after you begin receiving Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) or Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits, the Social Security Administration (SSA) will periodically conduct a Continuing Disability Review (CDR) of your case. This review may cause them to stop paying benefits for a number of reasons, including any of the following:
- The SSA determines that your medical condition has improved to the point where you are no longer considered to be disabled according to SSA rules.
- Although you are permitted to work to some degree while collecting benefits, if your monthly gross earned income is greater than the amount defined by the SSA as substantial gainful activity (SGA), your benefits can be suspended. The ability to earn this amount indicates to the SSA that you are not considered disabled under their rules.
How our Social Security disability attorneys can help
It is important to understand that a CDR decision does not have to be final. Tennessee Social Security disability attorney, Peter T. Skeie, can review your situation and help determine whether to appeal this decision within the SSA system and beyond. If an appeal is deemed to be appropriate, he can help you request a continuation of your prior benefits while you are waiting for a decision, as long as you are willing to repay any excess payments to the SSA if your appeal is later denied.
You have a right to the full appeals process provided during the initial claims process, including the ability to sue in federal court, in the event you are not satisfied with the results of the CDR process.
Contact the firm
Nashville Social Security disability lawyer Peter T. Skeie represents those throughout Tennessee and the surrounding areas in Social Security disability claims and survivor benefits. If you believe you may be eligible to receive federal benefits or if your initial claim has been denied, please call 615.313.9111 (toll free at 866.683.9651), or contact the firm online to schedule a free initial consultation with Nashville disability lawyers from our firm.