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What happens to your benefits during the claims process?

If you are receiving social security benefits in Indiana, you will have had to have gone through a thorough process to begin receiving those benefits in the first place. If administrators recognize that you may not need to be receiving benefits anymore or there is a discrepancy in your case, they may issue you a letter notifying you of their decision to rescind your benefits. 

In this situation, you have the opportunity to appeal the decision that was made, but the question remains about what will happen with your benefits while you await their decision. According to the Social Security Administration, one of the reasons why administrators may have changed their mind about your eligibility to receive benefits may be because your medical condition and subsequent disability are no longer considered disabling. 

If you desire to continue receiving benefits throughout the appeals process, there are a couple of important things to be aware of. First, you must notify the Social Security Administration within 10 days of receiving their letter about your case in order to have the chance to continue receiving benefits temporarily. Second, if a decision is made that your benefits will indeed be suspended, you may be required to repay any benefits you had received during the appeals process if you were not actually eligible to receive them. If your case is cleared and it is determined that you will still continue to receive benefits, your benefits will continue without any further interference. 

The information in this article is intended for educational purposes only and should not be taken as legal advice. 

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