Q. I receive Social Security Disability and Long-Term Disability. My doctor filled out my yearly forms to send to my insurance and said I was good to go back to work without discussing how I’m feeling. Now my insurance is sending me paperwork to go back to work and I don’t feel I am ready.
You should comply with the documentation requested by your insurance company, and should review any appeals policy available. However, you should also contact your doctor to discuss your medical condition and feelings about returning to work.
Please note that your eligibility for Social Security disability benefits is not affected by any decision made by any private insurance you may have. However, Social Security is required by law to review the medical condition of all people receiving disability benefits from time to time to make sure they continue to be disabled. Generally, if your health has not improved, or if your disability still keeps you from working, you will continue to receive your benefits. To better understand this process, you should read the publications, How We Decide If You Are Still Disabled and What You Need To Know: Reviewing Your Disability.