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What to Know About Continuing Disability Reviews

  • By: The Law Center for Social Security Rights
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In November 2019, the Social Security Administration (SSA) released a proposal concerning Social Security disability programs of Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) and Supplemental Security Income (SSI). Under the proposal, many SSDI and SSI recipients will be subjected to take part in more frequent ““continuing disability reviews” also called CDRs.  A CDR is sort of […]

Reasons Why Disability Claims are Denied

  • By: The Law Center for Social Security Rights
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Millions of people apply for Social Security Disability benefits each year. Out of those millions of applications received by the Social Security Administration, the bulk of cases are denied at the initial level of the disability claim process. Why are so many Social Security Disability claims denied? The reasons for a denial of disability benefits […]

Michigan Reinstates Reconsideration in the Disability Appeal Process

  • By: The Law Center for Social Security Rights
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Michigan reinstated reconsideration in October of this year, the first step in the Social Security disability appeal process. Reconsideration has been an important step in the appeal of disability benefits. Nonetheless, 10 states, including Michigan, eliminated the reconsideration step in 1999 to explore ways to reengineer the disability process. According to Social Security’s website, “reconsideration […]

Social Security Disability and Federal District Court

  • By: The Law Center for Social Security Rights
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Once you have exhausted all of your administrative appeals by receiving a denial from the Social Security Appeals Council, you have the option of taking your case to Federal District Court. If you disagree with the Appeal Council’s decision, you can file a civil action where the Commissioner of Social Security is named as the […]