If Social Security tries to cut off my disability benefits, what can I do?

Q: If Social Security tries to cut off my disability benefits, what can I do?

A: You should appeal immediately. Getting legal help is essential.

If you appeal within 10 days after being notified that your disability benefits are being ceased, you can ask that your disability benefits continue while you appeal the decision cutting off your benefits. You may also want to talk with an attorney about representation on your case, but you should file the appeal immediately.

The question in a disability review is whether there has been “medical improvement.” Getting a letter from a treating physician is very important, and that is essentially what the letter needs to say, that there has not been medical improvement.