A Form SSA-454-BK is known as a Continuing Disability Review Report. This form will be used by the Social Security Administration to re-evaluate someone who is receiving social security disability benefits. The SSA will send you this form if they believe that your medical condition has improved. This form will require updated information about your condition, and it may ask for more information from your medical professionals.
Be sure to include as much information as possible in order to keep your benefits. You will need to include information about any doctor’s visits or hospitalizations you’ve had since the last Social Security Administration check. Include the names of these doctors and hospitals so that the SSA can double check the information you provided with the provider.
You will also need to include your medications. The Social Security Administration will need to verify that you are taking all your recommended medications prescribed by a doctor. This helps them ensure that you are proactive about your health.
When filling out a SSA-454-BK, you will need to print or write clearly. You must answer every question. If you do not know the answer or the question does not apply, indicate that on the form.
To complete a SSA-454-BK, you will need to provide the following information:
Social Security will conduct a medical disability review every 3 or 5 or 7 years. When it is time for you to have a review, you will be sent a Continuing Disability Review or a Disability Update Report.
During the review they will look at the condition or conditions that you were approved for or any conditions that were found to be disabling at the time of your last full medical review. If they find that your conditions are the same or worse, your review will likely pass. If your conditions have improved, they will consider any other conditions that you developed and decide whether you are now able to work a full-time job.
After you send back the review forms, you should ensure that it was received. Find out if your case was assigned to someone and confirm that they have received all of your records. If you need to submit any follow up materials, make sure that they go directly to the person who is handling your case.
If you are denied, you can appeal the review. The form to fill out is called a “Request for Reconsideration.” If you file a “benefit continuation” form within ten days of your denial, you will continue to receive your disability check and Medicaid or Medicare benefits during your appeal.
If you do not wish to request benefit continuation, then you have 60 days to file your appeal.
If you have not been seeing a doctor, be honest with Social Security about the reason. If possible, start going to the doctor now. It is important to have a doctor fill out a Residual Functional Capacity (RFC) form. This form shows all the ways that your disability limits you and why you are not able to work. If you haven’t been seeing a doctor regularly, consider going to one who you have seen in the past and has your records on file and get them to fill out this form for you during your appointment.