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Constitutional Law Keyed to Shanor
Mathews v. Eldridge
Citation:424 U.S. 319 (1976)
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Respondent Eldridge was first awarded benefits in 1968. In 1972, he received a questionnaire from the state agency charged with monitoring his medical condition. Eldridge completed the questionnaire, indicating that his condition had not improved and identifying the medical sources, including physicians, from whom he had received treatment recently. The state agency then obtained reports from his physician and a psychiatric consultant. After considering these reports and other information the agency informed Eldridge that it had made a tentative determination that his disability had ceased in May 1972. The Social Security Administration notified Eldridge that his benefits would terminate soon and advised him of his right to seek reconsideration by the state agency of his initial determination.
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