Individuals receiving disability benefits must continue to meet the disability requirements
of the law. To ensure this, SSA conducts continuing disability reviews (CDRs). Under
the law, all disability beneficiaries must be reviewed at least once every three years,
unless they are permanently disabled. Permanently disabled beneficiaries must be reviewed
on a schedule determined to be appropriate by the Secretary. The frequency of scheduled
review is determined by the likelihood of medical improvement of the impairment(s).
Medical Improvement Not Expected (MINE) cases involve permanent impairments and are
reviewed at least every seven years.
Medical Improvement Expected (MIE) cases and Medical Improvement Possible (MIP) cases
involve nonpermanent impairments and are reviewed after a shorter period.
The diary date for periodic medical review is indicated in Item 17 of the SSA-831.