SOCIAL SECURITY ADMINISTRATION
[Social Security Disability Insurance
Supplemental Security Income – use correct title(s)]
Notice of Continuing Disability Review
N/H SSN, if applicable:
Periodically, we must review the cases of people who are receiving disability benefits to make sure they are still disabled. We are getting ready to review your ____________________ case(s) and need to update the information in your file. [Use appropriate text for type of case – Social Security Disability; Supplemental Security Income; or, Social Security Disability and Supplemental Security Income.] This letter explains the review process.
We want to talk to you and ask you about your condition(s), but we have been unable to reach you by telephone. Please call ____________________ at phone number ____________________ by ____________________ [14 calendar days from the date of this letter].
What Will We Do In the Review Process?
Generally, we will review your case to see if your medical condition(s) has changed since the last time we looked at your case. To do this, we will need information from doctors, hospitals, clinics, and other sources that have treated you in the last 12 months. If you have not been treated in the last 12 months, we may ask for information from other people who can tell us about your condition(s). We will also ask how your condition(s) limits you. After we receive current information, we will look at how your condition(s) was at the time we last looked at your case and then look at how you are now to see if your condition(s) has changed. If we need more information, we will contact you again. When we have finished the review, we will send you a letter to let you know what we have decided.
What If the Review Shows That You Are No Longer Disabled?
When we last looked at your case, we expected that your condition(s) would not get better. However, it is possible that we will find out that you are no longer disabled and that your checks should stop. If this happens, you can appeal our decision. You can have a face-to-face hearing with the person who will make the decision on your appeal. You can also ask us to keep paying you during your appeal.
What Will Happen When You Call?
We will ask you these questions about your condition(s) and record your answers on a form.
A description of your current medical condition(s).
The names of any medicines that you are taking for your condition(s).
The names of any tests that you have had or will have for your condition(s).
For any doctors, hospitals, clinics, or other sources that have treated you in the last 12 months:
If you have not been treated by a doctor, hospital, or clinic in the last 12 months:
Names of people who can tell us about your condition(s), for example, people from social service organizations, people from organizations for your condition(s); and people from schools
Their telephone numbers.
Information about any work that you have done since we last looked at your case.
Any other information that you believe shows that you are still disabled or any other information you want us to consider.
After we talk to you, we will send you forms (Authorization to Disclose Information to the Social Security Administration (SSA), SSA-827) that we need you to sign, date, have witnessed, and return to us. These forms give us permission to request information from the medical and other sources that you tell us about during our phone call. We cannot continue the review process until we receive these forms. If you have additional information about your disability that you would like to give us, you may send it along with these forms. When we mail these forms to you, we will include a return envelope for you to use.
If we do not hear from you by ____________________ [14 days from date of this letter], we may terminate your benefits.