Q: SSA terminated benefits without a notice of hearing allegedly for not cooperating with a local county.
Is SSA authorized to outsource eligibility determination? and even when Local government is involved in legal matters with the SSDI recipient.
After years on SSDI, SSA reassessed and reapproved SSDI for another 5-7 years. Soon after SSA terminated SSDI without a notice of hearing. Recipient had no opportunity to submit any evidence.
Matter pending appeal with commissioner for years without response.
Social Security uses a state agency to make medical determinations at the initial and reconsideration stages. The agency is usually called Disability Determination Services, or something similar. This is often the same agency that makes the medical determinations for Medicaid.
When Social Security decides to terminate benefits for any reason, a notice is sent to the claimant explaining why benefits are being terminated and spells out the appeal rights. If your matter is pending at Social Security then it sounds like you filed an appeal. Right now the wait time at Social Security is growing longer and longer. You can call Social Security and get the status of your appeal just so you know where in the process your appeal is pending. Wait times for a hearing are often a year or more, so that may be why you have not been scheduled for a hearing yet.
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