Expedited Reinstatement (EXR)
Compiled by Haviv Trocki-videll, Esq.
What is EXR
EXR is a safety net for people who successfully return to work and lose their entitlement to SSDI or SSI benefits and payments. If your cash payments ended because of your work and earnings, and you stop work within 5 years of when your benefits ended, your benefits may be able to restart;
How does EXR help you?
If you have stopped receiving benefits due to your work, The EXR provision allows you to receive up to 6 months of temporary cash benefits while a medical review is conducted to decide if your benefits can be reinstated. You may also be eligible for Medicare and/or Medicaid during the provisional benefit period.
Who can be reinstated?
You are eligible to request EXR if you meet ALL the following requirements:
- Your previous entitlement to SSDI benefits terminated, after you have already finished your 9 month Trial Work Period (TWP) and the Expended Period of Eligibility (EPE), due to performance of SGA; or your previous SSI disability/blindness eligibility terminated because of excess earned income or a combination of earned and unearned income;
- You ARE NOT performing SubstantialGainful Activity (SGA) in the month you apply for EXR;
- You are UNABLE to work at the SGA level due to your medical condition;
- You have a current medical impairment(s) that is the same as, or related to, your original disabling impairment(s)for which you previously received benefits; and
- You request in EXR in writing within 5 years from the month your benefits stopped.
(***Needed by former SSDI recipients only You were previously entitled to a disability benefit on either your own work record, or as a disabled widow(er), or as an adult disabled child, and that entitlement was ended due to SGA.***)