If your disability claim is accepted, the Social Security Administration (SSA) will place you one of three different categories:
- Medical Improvement Expected (MIE)
- Medical Improvement Possible (MIP)
- Medical Improvement Not Expected (MINE)
MINE impairments are not expected to improve over time—and this means that if your condition is categorized as MINE, disability benefit eligibility reviews will only occur after 7 years of receiving benefits. If the review reveals medical improvement, you can be moved into the MIE or MIP category. If enough improvement is found, you then will not be eligible for SSDI.