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The Social Security Administration (SSA) is required to periodically review the case of every person who is receiving Social Security Disability (SSD) or Supplemental Security Income (SSI) disability benefits. This process is called a “continuing disability review” (CDR) and is intended to identify recipients who might no longer qualify as disabled.

When a claim is up for a review, Social Security will send you a form in the mail. If you can show that you still have the medical condition that is keeping you from working, your benefits will likely continue.
For many, it can be a time of anxiety and worry since so many recipients depend on these benefits to live.

If Social Security decides to terminate your benefits, you can appeal the CDR decision within 10 days of receiving your notice of termination.

Why Hire an Attorney?

The idea that your benefits may be canceled can be overwhelming because it affects your life and possibly the welfare of your family.

When you hire an attorney to help with your disability case, your chances of being approved are significantly increased.

  • Disability attorneys understand how to present a case in the most favorable light based on the evidence
  • A legal team will collect and submit relevant medical evidence
  • A skilled lawyer will draft detailed documents as needed
  • An attorney can provide a calming influence and prepare you for the judge’s questions at the hearing
  • A qualified lawyer will elicit helpful testimony from you at the hearing and present legal arguments to maintain your social security benefits

Specialized Legal Training

Gerling Law with locations in Evansville, Indianapolis, Louisville and Owensboro has extensive knowledge in Social Security Disability Law Reviews. When you work with the Gerling Firm, you’ll be represented by a Social Security Disability attorney, not an advocate.

Unlike advocates, Social Security Disability attorneys must receive specialized legal education in law school after earning a college degree. Attorneys must pass a demanding bar examination and obtain continuing legal education hours every year to maintain their law licenses. Unlike advocates, attorneys are bound by ethical rules that protect clients.

A Gerling Law attorney will argue on your behalf, supporting your claim with the legal training and knowledge that only an attorney can possess.
We are simply the best option for your social security disability needs. Contact us now for a complimentary consultation at 888-437-5464.

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Gayle Gerling Pettinga

Born and raised in Evansville, Gayle is a respected, experienced lawyer and a valued community leader. She graduated near the top of her class at Indiana University’s prestigious Maurer School of Law. She’s practiced law with one of the largest firms in Indianapolis as well as one of the largest pharmaceutical companies in the world. And that means she knows how big law firms and big companies think and how they operate – and she will put that knowledge to work for you.

Gayle has received numerous awards and honors including Martindale-Hubbell — Peer Review Rated: AV®, American Institute of Personal Injury Attorneys 10 Best Attorneys in Indiana for Exceptional and Outstanding Client Service, and YWCA Evansville 100 Years, 100 Women Honoree, 2011.

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