Section 2, P.L. 98-460 of the Social Security Act, provides that a disabled worker,
disabled widow(er), or childhood disability beneficiary may request that benefits
be continued through the hearing level in appeals of medical cessations.
Public Law (P.L.) 101-508, Section 5102 of the Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act of
1990 made benefit continuation a permanent provision.
See DI 12027.001, DI 12027.007, DI 12027.008 and DI 12027.010 for an overview of the benefit continuation process.