Sunday, May 20, 2007

Is it easier to have disability benefits stopped if you were approved as a child ?

In the last post, we discussed the fact that only a relatively small percentage of disability benefit recipients whose cases are reviewed have their benefits stopped or ceased. We also discussed the fact that, to have benefits stopped, a recipient's records need to indicate that improvement in one's condition has taken place.

Question: Is it easier to have your disability benefits ceased if you were a minor-age child at the time you were approved? Yes. Why is this? Because the criteria for approval as a minor child is different than the disability criteria for approval as an adult. Consequently, a fair number of individuals have their SSI disability benefits stopped (children receive SSI, not social security disability) when an age 18 redetermination is made.

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