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SSDI reinstatement for cancer

Recently on our legal forum a user asked, “I used to get Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) for cancer. I recovered and my cancer went into remission. Now it’s back and I don’t think I can continue to work while I fight it. I was wondering whether or not I might qualify for an expedited SSDI reinstatement or do I have to go through the whole process of applying again and waiting months to receive my benefits?” disability-legal-help Reinstating SSDI benefits after returning to work The Social Security Administration has always encouraged disabled workers who are receiving SSDI benefits to attempt to return to work if they are able. One of the most challenging impediments, however, was encouraging workers to return to work without any provisions to allow them to easily restart their benefits if they found they were unable to work.  With that in mind, the Public Law 106-170, the Ticket to Work and Work Incentives Improvement Act of 1999, added sections 223(i) and 1631 (p) which allowed certain previously entitled individuals to request expedited reinstatement (EXR) of their disability benefits or payments under title II and Title XVI when their medical condition no longer permitted them to perform substantial gainful activity (SGA). Not everyone, however, qualifies for SSDI reinstatement. To qualify you must meet the following requirements:

Steps to initiate an expedited SSDI reinstatement  

If you have reviewed the requirements for an expedited reinstatement and believe you qualify you can do the following: Can I receive any benefits while I wait for the expedited SSDI reinstatement decision?  Another benefit of applying for an expedited SSDI reinstatement is that you may be allowed to receive provisional benefits while the SSA reviews your request. Provisional benefits may be provided for up to 6 months. Provisional benefits may include Medicare and Medicaid benefits as well as spousal benefits. If your expedited reinstatement case is denied you generally are not required to repay the benefits (exceptions exist if the SSA determines you fraudulently received SSDI benefits). Note, provisional benefits will be terminated if your return to work and perform substantial gainful activity, the SSA notifies you of their decision, or you reach your full retirement age. What do I do if expedited SSDI reinstatement request is denied? Like other SSDI denials, if your expedited SSDI reinstatement request is denied you can request an appeal of the decision within 60 days from the date of the denial letter by filing a Request for Reconsideration. Recent blogs: