Termination of Disability Benefits Following a Continuing Disability Review Cessation Determination

Date: 
Thursday, November 1, 2012
Report Number: 
A-07-12-11211
Report Type: 
Audit Report
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SSA conducts continuing disability reviews (CDRs) on Disability Insurance beneficiaries and SSI recipients to determine whether they remain medically eligible for disability payments. A decision to discontinue benefits is made when a CDR reveals the individual no longer meets the medical requirements of disability benefits, referred to as medical cessation determinations. SSA should inform the individual of its decision and discontinue payments two months after the cessation determination.