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Continuing Disability Reviews

What Advocates Need to Know

By Linda Landry

The continuing disability review is what the Social Security Administration uses to determine whether disability benefit recipients continue to qualify for benefits on the basis of disability. Having found that an individual meets its disability standard, the Social Security Administration must use the medical improvement standard before finding an individual no longer eligible for disability benefits. Advocates must understand the standards of the continuing disability review to ensure that their clients are afforded all of its intended protections.

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