Table of Contents
- 1 What is Social Security disability looking for?
- 2 How often does Social Security disability review your case?
- 3 How does Social Security make a decision?
- 4 Who makes the final decision on Social Security disability?
- 5 What conditions automatically qualify you for SSDI?
- 6 What should you not tell a disability doctor?
What is Social Security disability looking for?
We consider your medical conditions, age, education, past work experience, and any transferable skills you may have. If you can’t do other work, we’ll decide you are disabled. If you can do other work, we’ll decide that you don’t have a qualifying disability and your claim will be denied.
How often does Social Security disability review your case?
about every three years
If improvement is possible, but can’t be predicted, we’ll review your case about every three years. If improvement is not expected, we’ll review your case every seven years. Your initial award notice will tell you when you can expect your first medical review.
How long does a Social Security disability review take?
Social security disability reviews can take anywhere from 1 to 6 months or more depending on whether you received the short or the long form. If you’re subjected to a full medical review, it may take longer. As you know, the SSA routinely reviews the medical condition of people who are receiving disability benefits.
How does Social Security make a decision?
* How does Social Security make the decision? We send your application to a state agency that makes disability decisions. The state agency may send you forms to complete or ask you to have an examination or medical test. If the state does request an examination, make sure you keep the appointment.
Who makes the final decision on Social Security disability?
The Administrative Law Judge will evaluate all the evidence on record, including any additional evidence submitted up to 5 business days prior to the hearing, and will issue a decision as to whether you suffer from a disability.
How many times can Social Security deny you?
There is really no limit to the number of times you can apply for benefits or appeal your disability claim. However, there are a variety of other factors to consider when deciding whether to apply or appeal a denied claim. For many applicants who have received a claim denial, an appeal is the best course of action.
What conditions automatically qualify you for SSDI?
Some of the conditions that may automatically qualify the policyholder for social security disability benefits include:
- Mood disorders.
- Autism or Asperger’s syndrome.
What should you not tell a disability doctor?
Limit yourself to only talk about your condition and not opinions. Do not tell a disability doctor you think you are dying, that you think the examination is unnecessary, that you do not trust doctors, or that you believe your current medical treatment is not good.