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Cessation of Disability Benefits

If the Social Security Administration (SSA) determines that a Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) recipient is no longer qualified to receive assistance from Social Security, they will begin the process of terminating benefits. The beneficiary can prevent this by successfully appealing their decision.

It is possible for the beneficiary to continue receiving benefits during the appeals process. In order to do this, they must file a request for a continuation of benefits. This filing is separate from the appeals process and it has to be done within ten days of receiving the notice of cessation of disability benefits.

Generally, benefits will be terminated 2 months following the receipt of the cessation of disability benefits notification, unless provisional benefits are granted while the claim is being reviewed during the appeal.

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