Dawn Bystry, Deputy Associate Commissioner, Office of Strategic and Digital Communications

How Social Security Decides if You Still Have a Qualifying Disability

August 5, 2021 • By

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The law requires that we review the current medical condition of all people receiving disability benefits periodically to determine if they continue to have a qualifying disability. Generally, if your health hasn’t improved, or if your disability still keeps you from working, you’ll continue to receive benefits. Disability reviews support the integrity of our Social […]

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Disagree with Your Disability Decision? We Will Take Another Look

July 29, 2021 • By

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Social Security is here to help millions of people secure today and tomorrow by providing benefits and financial protection. We continue to protect the integrity of our disability programs by ensuring we make the correct decision on each claim. However, if you disagree with our decision on your claim, you can ask us to review […]

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Helpful Facts About Social Security Disability Benefits

July 22, 2021 • By

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When the unexpected happens and you can no longer work due to a serious medical condition, Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) benefits can be a lifeline for you and your family. Most American workers contribute to Social Security through federal payroll taxes. If your working years are cut short by a severe and lasting illness […]

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Check the Status of Your Social Security Benefits Claim Online

July 15, 2021 • By

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If you applied for Social Security benefits, or have a pending reconsideration or hearing request, you can check the status online using your free personal my Social Security account. If you don’t have an account, you can create one to see the following information about your claim: Date of filing. Current claim location. Scheduled hearing […]

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