You can re-apply, or you can request an expedited reinstatement (EXR). EXR is a safety net for people who successfully return to work and later lose their entitlement to SSDI or SSI benefits and payments. If your cash payments ended because of your work and earnings, and you stop working within five years of when your benefits ended, you may be able to start your benefits again. The EXR provision allows a person to receive up to six months of temporary cash benefits while SSA conducts a medical review to determine whether the person can be reinstated to benefits. The person may also be eligible for Medicare and/or Medicaid during the provisional benefits period.
You are eligible to request EXR if you meet all the following requirements: