Notify the beneficiary of this change by doing the following:
Modify the standard continuance notice to inform the beneficiary that disability is
continuing, but there is a change in the evaluation of his or her impairment. To advise
the beneficiary of our determination, use the standard notice SSA-L1013, in DI 13095.155.
Explain to the individual that he or she no longer meets the blindness provisions
of the law, but he or she does meet the disability provisions and payments will continue.
Explain to the beneficiary that because he or she is no longer “blind,” we must now
consider the SGA limit applicable to disability claims when evaluating any earnings.
EXAMPLE: “Based on the evidence in your case, you no longer meet the blindness rules. However,
you do meet the disability rules and will continue to receive benefits. Since you
no longer meet the blindness rules, we will apply the lower monthly earnings amounts
in this notice to determine if you are engaging in substantial gainful activity.”