Your condition improves: Although recipients typically receive SSDI benefits for as long as a disability
precludes them from working, the law requires the SSA to review their cases and conditions periodically.
If doctors expect the disability to improve, the SSA will check in six to 18 months after it approves the
If improvement is not expected, but possible, the SSA will revisit the case roughly every three
years. If they expect no improvement, the SSA will look back into the case after seven years.
Ultimately, recipients are responsible for informing the SSA if their condition improves or if they go back to work.