What Is a Disability Review?


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A disability review is a routine check performed by the federal government to ensure that benefit recipients are still eligible for disability payments. These reviews occur every three years, except in special circumstances.

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Circumstances that change the frequency of a disability review include the age of the benefit recipient and when the recipient's condition is expected to improve. Children younger than 1 year and recipients whose medical circumstances are expected to improve in a short time are reviewed more often. Recipients whose conditions are permanent receive a review less often, and children with disabilities are automatically reviewed when they reach the age of 18.

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