How to Avoid Cancellation
An individual’s Social Security benefits are often reviewed regularly. When it is time for review, the Social Security Administration will contact you requesting your present medical condition and treatment records. Pursuant to the Code Of Federal Regulations Section 404.1596, the SSA may stop your benefits before making a determination if:
- You’re no longer disabled
- You have failed to respond to the request to provide additional medical or treatment records to ascertain your condition
If the SSA determines that you’re no longer eligible for benefits, they will send you a notification terminating your benefits. To avoid cancellation, ensure that you submit the requested medical documentation.
Challenging Your Cancellation
If you believe that the decision of the SSA to terminate your benefits is unfounded, you are within your rights to appeal the decision. An experienced Social Security benefits attorney will help prepare your appeal and guide you through the legal process.
The Appeals Process
You can file an appeal within 60 days of receiving the termination of benefits letter from the SSA. Here is the process involved in filing a Social Security cancellation appeal:
- Submit the Request for Reconsideration form SSA-561-U2. You can download the form online or get it from your local Social Security office.
- Send the request form to the Social Security Administration through registered or certified mail.
- Submit your updated medical records alongside the request form.
- Attend the hearing in front of the Administrative Law Judge
A knowledgeable attorney can help prepare your Social Security appeal, represent you during the hearing, and provide you with the best opportunity of obtaining a favorable outcome.
Choose an Experienced Law Firm
Social Security regulations are very complicated and ever-changing. If the SSA believes that your medical condition has improved or other circumstances have changed, your benefits may be terminated. Dealing with the financial ramifications of Social Security benefit termination can be overwhelming. If you intend to appeal the cancellation of your Social Security benefits, it is important that you retain experienced Social Security cancellation attorneys for detailed guidance.
At The Elder & Disability Law Firm, APC, are focused on handling Social Security appeals and helping individuals fight their Social Security termination. As your legal counsel, we will review your situation, help you understand the reasons for the cancellation, and explore your available legal options to appeal the termination. Our team will guide you through every phase involved in the legal process and represent you diligently during the appeal. We will fight to protect your rights and attempt to get your benefits restored.