What happens when Social Security wants to cut you off of disability?
Social Security reviews most disability awards every few years. Usually, this just entails providing a medical release, Social Security gets your medical records, and most of the time that is the end of the process because there was no substantial change in your health.
However, it is becoming more and more common for Social Security to find that a claimant’s health improved since disability was awarded. This often results in a cessation notice. A cessation notice is a letter that Social Security sends a disabled person informing them that they are no longer disabled and that their benefits will be cut off.