Individuals receiving disability benefits must continue to meet the disability requirements
of the law. To ensure compliance, the Social Security Administration (SSA) must conduct
a medical continuing disability review (CDR). Under the law, SSA must review all disability
beneficiaries at least once every three years for nonpermanent disability. The frequency
of a scheduled review corresponds with the likelihood of improvement of the impairment(s).
We must review permanently disabled beneficiaries on a schedule determined to be appropriate
by the Commissioner.
The online medical CDR report provides adult beneficiaries and recipients with an
electronic service option instead of completing and mailing the paper form back to
SSA. The online version is called the i454 application. The link to the i454 is accessible
on the beneficiary’s or recipient’s mySSA landing page.