The definition of disability requires that an individual be medically disabled, and unable to perform substantial gainful activity (SGA). After we find that a beneficiary is disabled, we have an obligation to periodically evaluate the impairment(s) to determine whether the disability continues or ceases. This evaluation process is a Continuing Disability Review (CDR). We periodically perform CDRs to determine if a beneficiary meets the medical definition of disability. If a beneficiary is working, we will perform a work CDR to investigate work activity and determine if he or she is able to engage in SGA.
Click the "Go to Website" link below to download the POMS describing this process.