NL 00705.030 Model Letter O- Closed Period Of Disability Established
Prepare on SSA-L951-C2/U2
Social Security Notice
We have considered your application under the disability provisions of the Social
Security Act. A period of disability has been established for you beginning (date) and ending (date) . The evidence in your case shows that your condition was no longer disabling two
months prior to the ending date indicated; however, the law provides that a person's
period of disability will continue for the month disability ends and the following
To be considered disabled for Social Security purposes, a person must be unable to
engage in any substantial gainful activity due to a medical condition which has lasted
or can be expected to last for a continuous period of at least 12 months. His impairment
must be so severe as to prevent him from engaging not only at his usual occupation
but at any other substantial gainful work considering his previous training and work
OPTION - State M.D.
The decision on your claim was made by the Social Security Administration (not your
personal physician) on the basis of a disability determination by an agency of the
State in which you live. Physicians and other trained disability evaluation personnel
in the State agency participate in making such determinations.
OPTION - Non-State M.D.
Physicians and other trained disability evaluation personnel participated in this
Establishment of a period of disability helps protect your future benefit rights.
Any benefit rights of your dependents and survivors are also protected.
A person whose period of disability has ended can establish another period of disability
if he meets the requirements of the law. Therefore, if your medical condition again
prevents you from doing any substantial gainful work, you should contact any Social
If you believe that this determination is not correct, you may request that your case
be reexamined. If you want this reconsideration, you must request it not later than
60 days from the date you receive this notice. You may make your request through any
Social Security office. If additional evidence is available, you should submit it
with your request.
If you do not request reconsideration of your case within the prescribed time period,
you still have the right to file another application at any time.
If you have any questions about your claim, you should get in touch with any Social
Security office. Most questions can be handled by telephone or mail. If you visit
an office, however, please take this letter with you.