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What is Continuing Disability Review?

Definition of Continuing Disability Review

A review of a claimant's Social Security Disability case is called a Continuing Disability Review (CDR). Continuing Disability Reviews, which are done every 3 to 5 years, are used to ensure a Social Security Disability claimant is still disabled. For the CDR a claimant must provide an update for their physical or mental health impairment including copies of their recent medical records. Additional medical examinations or medical tests may also be required. Supplemental Security Income or Social Security Disability Insurance payments will continue as long as the claimant's mental or physical health conditions have not improved. Continuing Disability Reviews are not optional. Claimants who do not provide the requested information or who do not attend scheduled medical examinations can have their Social Security Disability Insurance or Supplemental Security Income payments immediately terminated. Claimants whose medical conditions have improved and are no longer eligible to receive SSDI or SSI payments will have two additional months of payments to allow them arrange other means of support.

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