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SSI: While Receiving

Redeterminations About Your Financial Condition

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Social Security will periodically conduct what they refer to as a "redetermination" -- a re-screening of your financial situation to confirm that you still qualify for SSI based on income and resources and that payments are in the proper amount.

The length of time between scheduled redeterminations varies. Deciding exactly when redeterminations will be scheduled and what forms you will be sent to complete is based on "computer profiling". The program is apparently based on the complexity of your finances and other factors. A redetermination may come as early as three months or as late as five years after the initial award or the last redetermination.

A redetermination may be conducted in person or by mail or by telephone.

A return to work may trigger a redetermination if you are receiving SSI. A return to work is not supposed to trigger a review if you are receiving SSDI.

If you do not complete the forms you are sent within the time period stated in the cover letter, your payments will be cut-off.

If it turns out that you lost eligibility due to an increase in income or resources, Social Security will not only terminate your benefits, you will be requested to repay all benefits given to you after the loss of eligibility. See Overpayment.

Note that there are also likely to be reviews to determine whether you continue to be disabled. See: Continuing Disability Review below.

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