As difficult as it can be to get disability benefits, it may be disheartening to learn that you can lose them. The most common reason to lose disability insurance is if your condition improves, if you go back to work or if you go to prison.
Of course, there is no 100% foolproof way to ensure that you will keep your disability insurance. However, according to the Disability Benefits Center, your best chances to keep your insurance include staying on top of your condition and replying to notifications in a timely manner.
Managing your disabling condition
In order to have the best chances of keeping your disability benefits, you should actively manage your disability. This means regular doctor visits. You should also be keeping your doctor informed about all the ways that your disability interferes with your day-to-day life. This will provide continued documentation of your disability. You will need this consistent documentation during your Continuing Disability Reviews.
The Continuing Disability reviews typically happen every 3 months. If you do not have adequate documentation showing that your disability is preventing you from working, then you may lose your benefits.
Staying on top of the paperwork
When the government sends you a Continuing Disability Review notice, you need to respond as promptly as possible. If you do not respond in a timely manner or otherwise refuse to respond, the government may take away your benefits. Again, keeping in constant contact with your doctor will make responding to the Continuing Disability Review notices much simpler on your part.
Keeping your disability payments is likely vital to maintaining your current lifestyle and well-being. Make sure to do everything necessary to ensure you do not lose them.