Social Security Disability Question for myself

Discussion in 'The Watercooler' started by GuideMe, Jan 4, 2015.

  1. GuideMe

    GuideMe Active Member

    So I have been on disability for I think almost five years now. I received my first review for continuation of benefits back in July. I filled it all out, gave them a copy of most of my medical records (which was a lot) and dropped it off on July 23rd (around there).

    Well I haven't heard not one word from them since, except for two weeks ago, they sent me copies in the mail of the medical records I gave to them saying something like "here is all the copies of what you sent us" and that was about it.

    For anyone who has been through a review, did you get copies of your medical records back in the mail and if so, does it mean they are coming close to a decision?
  2. 2much2recover

    2much2recover Well-Known Member

    I don't have an exact answer for you but I do know someone who recently went through review and I think the whole process (she had a lawyer) took about a year to complete.
  3. SomewhereOutThere

    SomewhereOutThere Well-Known Member

    GM, did you have to apply all over again?

    With me I got a form asking if anything has changed and I answered the questions. It happens here every three years, bu t I never lose my SS. Nor do I consult a lawyer. It's a form that comes and I send it in. I did not have to submit medical papers so I am not sure about what that means. Interesting that you had to reapply.

    Let us know what happens. I've been on SSDI since age 50 and have never had to do anything for continuation, so I am curious.
  4. GuideMe

    GuideMe Active Member

    It's called a CDR. Not everyone gets one, but the majority does. It's to see if you are still disabled. You probably get the short form (the shorter version) like my mother does, whereas I had to fill out a longer, more detailed one. And no, I didn't have to reapply all over again but I did have to fill out a more detailed report than what my mother had to do. I submitted everything back in July and haven't heard a peep from them until two weeks ago and all they did was sent me copy of my medical records back to me that I submitted to them back in July. That's it. Just copies.
  5. GuideMe

    GuideMe Active Member

    No decision. No update or anything. I was wondering if anyone else is familiar with this because this is my first time getting one.
  6. SomewhereOutThere

    SomewhereOutThere Well-Known Member

    OK, thanks. I appreciate the info.
  7. GuideMe

    GuideMe Active Member

    No problem.

    If anyone knows about this, please feel free to answer. Still looking for any input.
  8. witzend

    witzend Well-Known Member

    I get a request for review every few years. It usually asks if I have been working, and if so how much I earn. It also asks if I've discussed my ability to work with my doctor, and if so what my doctor said about it.

    Usually several months later I get a letter saying "Thanks for filling out the form, we don't need to do a complete medical review."

    In your case, if they did not say "We need further review" you probably won't be hearing from them for a few years.
  9. GuideMe

    GuideMe Active Member

    Thanks so much Witzend. It sounds of though you get the short form as well.

    Hoping and praying. Thanks so much.
  10. witzend

    witzend Well-Known Member

    Guideme, I think that I did get a long form letter the first time, which was about 5 years after I first got disability. Not since then, though. I remember it freaked me out.
  11. GuideMe

    GuideMe Active Member

    Ohhh, ok. I haven't heard anything from them. It's been almost six months.
  12. DammitJanet

    DammitJanet Well-Known Member

    I was approved in 2007 and late 2013 I got my first short letter asking a few things like if I had worked, been in school full time or lived out of my home for more than 3 months in the last year or so. Can't really remember. I never heard another word from them..LOL
  13. witzend

    witzend Well-Known Member

    This time they did pester me for a while about sending back the letter, even after I had sent it back. But once they got all of their stuff talking to each other that was the end of it.
  14. ctmom05

    ctmom05 Member

    My husband has been collecting SSD since 2009; he is now 61 years old and has never been reviewed
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