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Maintaining Your Disability in the Internet Age

Spring 2012

There is no such thing as "Permanent Disability" for programs that pay disability benefits whether it is from private insurance companies or Social Security Disability (SSD & SSI). Unlike workers' compensation, Veterans' benefits, and other specialized programs, insurance and Social Security only agree to pay benefits as long as you are disabled.

Because of that, your medical condition will be periodically reviewed to see if you remain eligible to continue to receive benefits, i.e., whether or not you still meet the plan's definition of disability. This usually involves periodic questionnaires to you and/or your physician or even a review of your medical records.

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