I was awarded SS disability about 3 years ago. At that time, I received a letter saying that I meet the physical requirements for disability, but did not say anything about on- going reviews. Since I had heard that approval letter should contain a scheduled CDR review based on my condition, and mine did not, at that time I called the SS office and they told me that I am on a 7 year review, but did not sent anything in writing. I understand that there are events that triggers a review sooner, but I do not have any triggers and no improvements in my condition. There are some who tell me that there are no set time for review based on the condition and it is normally 3-5 years. Should I call the SS office to confirm or will that call by itself could trigger a review?
Not all approval letters include review recommendations and even the ones that include them do not mean you'll receive a review on the suggested date. SSA can get backlogged so a recommended review in 2 years can end up being much longer. Just continue with your treatment and when the time comes and if you are still disabled then you'll deal with it at the time. The younger you are the more likely and frequent you'll get reviews. Also, some conditions are expected to improve such as kidney transplants. If you're an older individual and have had multiple failed back surgeries, you may not get a CDR.
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As Ethan explained, there is no set time for reviews to be done. All cases can be reviewed, it just depends on Social Security and their case load.
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The reviews have an estimated time frame when you are first awarded benefits, but something totally beyond your control can trigger a review. The best thing you can do is follow up with your medical treatment.
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