Why The SSA Might Consider Cancelling Your Benefits

After you have been approved of SSDI benefits, you will not necessarily be approved for these benefits forever. The SSA will look for evidence that you no longer qualify for benefits and will then send you a notification that informs you that your benefits will be terminated. This helps ensure that there are enough benefits for everyone. However, there are some cases in which the SSDI might mistakenly deny you benefits when you should still qualify.

How the SSA Reviews Your Case

The SSA will look at your current medical condition and will ask for your medical records. They will want to know the ways in which your condition limits your ability to work and the type of medical treatments that you need. If they believe that you can work, even if you are not able to find work, they may deny your benefits.

Your Right to Appeal

Though the SSA might deny your benefits, you still have the right to appeal. If you choose to appeal the decision made by the SSA, you will want to seek disability benefits assistance so you can make the best possible case.

The great thing about an appeal is that your case will not be reviewed by the same people who originally denied your claim. Therefore, your evidence will be viewed with fresh eyes, and you may be able to receive a second opinion. 

How To Successfully Appeal Your Case

Make sure to look at the letter sent when your case was denied, and pay close attention to the reason why you were denied. The most common reason why SSDI benefits are denied is that there is not enough medical evidence that you are disabled.

You may need to visit your doctor and request a doctor's note or have further medical tests performed to prove that you are still too disabled to work. One way to avoid having a lack of medical evidence is to look at the blue book of disabilities. If you are able to prove that you have one of these disabilities, it will be much easier to prove that you are disabled.

You may also have your benefits denied if you make more money than what is considered to be substantial gainful activity. If you are earning more money, you will want to speak with an attorney about how this might affect your SSDI benefits. However, you may be able to return to work on a temporary basis while still keeping your benefits.