Medical Improvement Expected (MIE)

Medical Improvement Expected (MIE) is one of three categories into which you will be placed once your disability application is approved (the other two are Medical Improvement Possible (MIP) and Medical Improvement Not Expected (MINE)). Cases in the MIE group are expected to improve and will be reviewed between 6 and 18 months after approval.

If, after review, your condition has improved, you will no longer receive SSDI benefits. If your condition hasn’t improved and it remains in the MIE group then your benefits will continue and you will receive another review in 6-18 months. If your condition worsens you may be moved into either the MIP or MINE categories, with reviews every 3 years or 7 years respectively.

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The Advocator Group can help you better understand and take advantage of the many benefits of Social Security Disability, to help maximize your financial well-being during your period of disability.