Stephanie O. Joy, Esq.
For Claimants Who Have Won Their SSDI or SSI Claims... The CDR.
The SSA recently posted an article called, "How Social Security Decides if You Still Have a Qualifying Disability". It seemed like a worthy share, if for no other reason than winning claimants must be diligent and vigilant going forward, because there will always be reviews. Because it is next to impossible for a Social Security Disability law practice to engage in CDRs and get paid for the time devoted to it (even at the very reduced fee rate we are already understandably subject to), most claimants find it near impossible to find an attorney to represent him or her. And those that provide a level of pro bono services generally, often are filled to the hilt by those pro bono claims of folks just trying to get to first base and win their claim. This leaves little room for pro bono CDRs. It leaves many people in a tough and stressful spot when a CDR is put upon them - and, generally, this will happen to most all. There are many smart habits to start or keep, that can help beneficiaries continue to be able to prove that they remain disabled for years to come, if they do not recover enough to return to some kind of full time work. It is probably worth learning about them, vis a vis the particulars of one's own medical and vocational situation, before it happens - because when a CDR takes place, then can't go back and make sure the evidence was born 1-2 years ago. The SSA article is found below, to get you started if you have recently or not so recently been awarded SSDI or SSI and you want to learn the basics of the SSA post-win process. Then, if it feels appropriate, consider reaching out for a consultation appointment with an experienced SSDI/SSI attorney who is familiar with the needs of a CDR and can analyze your specifics and offer strategies for you. Getting yourself prepared now, before you are facing a CDR, may make all the difference in the world, particularly when most claimants deal with CDRs and appealing them, all alone. When it comes to CDRs and the time periods before them, claimants may not want to be "pennywsie and pound foolish." The more you know, the batter chance you have of prevailing on your future CDR.
"How Social Security Decides if You Still Have a Qualifying Disability" - https://blog.ssa.gov/how-social-security-decides-if-you-still-have-a-qualifying-disability/