Originally Posted by ginnie
Welcome to Neuro talk. There are always dicussions on this subject of SSDI and reviews. I am due ,review also very soon. From what I understand, most on SSDI will come up for the review between 6-8 years. As long as you have kept your doctors appts. and have kept up with therapy, I don't think this will turn out in a negative way. I was concerned as I dropped a pain killer, that I would loose my benefits. I was told "no" by my doctor as the condition I had been approved for is not going to go away, even if the pain subsides for awhile. Please check with others too, who know more than I do on the social security forum. Keep posting your questions, and someone will be along to give support. It is scarry to go through this process, but most turn out ok. I do wish you all the best. Feel free to talk in any of the forums. Welcome again. ginnie
Save a copy of everything you send to Social Security.
Your SSA-455-OCR-SM form should have 3 scanlines. On the 2nd scanline there is a determination of either high, medium, or low. Depending upon which one you are, the SSA will review your responses differently.
Example: If you are a HIGH or MEDIUM, and you answer the question that your condition is the same, you will be scheduled for a full CDR Review (CDR = Complete Disability Review. If you are a low, the reviewer will go to the next question.
Same goes for the next question of whether you talked to your doctor about returning to work. If you didn't, and you are a HIGH/MEDIUM, you will be reviewed and have to undergo a full CDR.
If both questions are answered that you have not discussed it with your doctor about employment, and that your condition is the same, along with the fact that you haven't had any further treatments. The beneficiary will lose their benefits.
It is always good to talk to your doctor about your employment, or future ability to be employed.
It is always good to have your doctor on board when you say your condition is the same, or worse. For the sake of disability, worse is best for you.
Finally on the 2nd scanline is a score, 9999 is the hightest. If you have a low score, then you are a low and you most likely will be continued in your disability. Do the math on your score. 9999 = 100%; your score X 100% divided by 9999 will give you your %. A low percentage is good for keeping disability.
These reviews are going to be part of your life now. Get used to it. Know what is going on with your scanlines, how to answer the questions truthfully, along with the ramifications of your answer.
I wish you the best.