How Long Does a Social Security Disability Review Take?

Initial disability application. In most cases it takes three to five months for you to receive a decision on disability application. If your initial application is denied, you can apply for what is called reconsideration. Reconsideration means that  you are asking an  individual at Social Security who has not handled your case before to review and […]

A Guide to Continuing Disability Reviews for SSD/SSI Claims

1. What is a CDR? A Continuing Disability Review (CDR) is a routine review done by the Social Security Administration (SSA). CDRs are done to make sure that people receiving Social Security (SSD) and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) disability benefits are still disabled and entitled to those benefits. See What is the Difference Between SSD and SSI? for an explanation […]

Can You Get Disability If You’ve Been Convicted of a Felony Crime?

A felony conviction alone will not keep you from being approved for SSDI or SSI disability benefits (or dependents or survivors Social Security benefits). However, in some cases, your benefits can be suspended during the time you are imprisoned. Eligibility for Felons The general rule is that a felony conviction has no impact on eligibility […]

Felony Convictions and Warrants Impact Social Security Benefits

Not all felony convictions and warrants will keep an individual from collecting Social Security Disability and SSI. Specifically, an individual will not be eligible for these benefits if the physical or mental disability was created or aggravated (but only to the extent of the aggravation) while committing a felony or while imprisoned for a felony […]

Can I Receive Disability if I Have Been Convicted of a Felony?

When you apply for Social Security disability benefits, the Social Security Administration (SSA) typically will want to know more about your current situation so they can determine your eligibility. An application will contain requests for birth records, employment history, educational background, medical records, and criminal records. You may be wondering why the SSA needs to know […]