Module #2

The Medical Continuing Disability Review and the Age 18 Redetermination

This toolkit will help you understand the Supplemental Security Income (SSI) program’s two types of medical reviews that will face transition-aged youth (ages 14 through 25).  Using this toolkit, you can explain the medical review process to youth, their families, and others who assist them.

1. Only adult SSI recipients, age 18 or older, will be subject to a Medical Continuing Disability Review (CDR).
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2. During an Age 18 Redetermination, the review will determine whether the beneficiary’s condition has medically improved since the last time their condition was reviewed.
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3. Upon receipt of an SSI termination notice, following a Medical CDR or Age 18 Redetermination, the beneficiary has 60 days to request an appeal.
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4. If an SSI beneficiary appeals a decision to terminate SSI benefits and wants their SSI to continue throughout the appeal, the appeal must be filed and continued SSI requested within 10 days of getting the notice.
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5. SSA will put a hold on future Medical CDRs if a beneficiary is being served by a State VR agency with a signed Individualized Plan of Employment (IPE).
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6. After a Medical CDR finds a 15 year old beneficiary to be no longer disabled, section 301 will allow their SSI to continue so long as the youth continues receiving special education services pursuant to an Individualized Education Plan (IEP).
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