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Preparing for your Continuing Disability Review in Georgia

On Behalf of | Jul 3, 2024 | SSDI

Continuing Disability Reviews (CDRs) are a regular part of receiving Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) benefits. These reviews ensure that you still qualify for benefits based on your medical condition. 

Keep your medical records updated

Your medical records are crucial for your CDR. Make sure you regularly visit your healthcare providers and keep detailed records of your treatments, medications, and any changes in your condition. Doctors’ notes, test results, and hospital records provide essential evidence of your ongoing disability.

Document your daily limitations

Documenting how your disability affects your daily life is important. Keep a journal noting how your condition limits your ability to perform everyday tasks. It can include difficulties with mobility, self-care, or any other activities. Detailed daily logs can help illustrate the impact of your disability beyond what medical records alone can show.

Communicate with your healthcare providers

Stay in close contact with your doctors and other healthcare providers. Inform them about your upcoming CDR and ensure they are aware of the importance of their detailed and accurate reports. Sometimes, your doctors may need to fill out forms or provide statements regarding your condition. 

Respond promptly to requests

When you receive notice of your CDR, it’s important to respond promptly. The Social Security Administration (SSA) may request additional information or documents. Timely responses help prevent delays in the review process and ensure that your case gets processed efficiently.

Know your rights

Understanding your rights during the CDR process is crucial. You have a right to appeal if the SSA discontinues your benefits.. Familiarize yourself with the appeal process and timelines to ensure you’re prepared if this step becomes necessary.

Embracing the process

Navigating a CDR can be challenging, but with careful preparation and attention to detail, you can manage it successfully. Remember, the goal of the CDR is to ensure that you continue to receive the benefits you need.