- "We will not start or complete any current medical continuing disability reviews. If you have a medical continuing disability review pending, please do not request medical information from your doctors at this time. We will follow up with you for any medical evidence once the COVID-19 public health emergency subsides.
- "Where possible, we are suspending our processing and collection of overpayments.
- "We are not conducting organization or individual representative payee accountings.
- "We will not be able to process a third party requests for information, except from appointed representatives and representative payees
- "We will not process any Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests."
Because you are disabled.
File for disability benefits.
Appeal your case.
How you presented your initial application was the best you could do at that time given what you knew and were told.
But, if you were not successful, appeal (1) because you are disabled and (2) because you can improve on your presentation.
Thursday, March 19, 2020
Wednesday, March 11, 2020
Saturday, January 18, 2020
The Social Security Administration in November, 2019, gave notice of new rules regarding the frequency and notice of Continuing Disability Reviews (see Social Security summary below).
1. Make sure that Social Security has your current mailing address.
2. Answer any inquiry from Social Security promptly. Stick to the deadlines. Keep a copy of your correspondence with Social Security.
3. To be able to respond to Social Security inquiries, you need to plan ahead—make sure you have your medical information at your fingertips—the names and addresses and telephone numbers of your treating providers and the names and prescriptions/instructions for your medications.
Social Security summary: