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What are 3 ways you can lose Social Security disability benefits?

On Behalf of | Oct 22, 2019 | Social Security Disability Benefits for Illness | 0 comments

As a Georgia resident who currently utilizes Social Security Disability Insurance from the U.S. Social Security Administration, you have probably come to depend on those benefits so that you can reasonably support yourself without working. Unfortunately, though, there are various circumstances that can cause you to lose your disability benefits, which in turn can lead to serious financial hardship. 

According to the Motley Fool, there are a number of different things that can happen that can jeopardize your ability to continue to receive the disability benefits you have come to rely on. Having your condition improve is one such occurrence. Because disability benefits are available only to Americans with the most severe and long-term disabilities, having your condition get better can make you ineligible to receive benefits any longer. 

Reaching the age of retirement can also put an end to your SSDI benefits. With very few exceptions, you cannot receive retirement and SSDI benefits at the same time. Thus, once you reach the full age of retirement, you will typically start getting retirement, rather than SSDI, benefits from the government. 

Returning to work is yet another way you can become ineligible to receive disability benefits. You may, though, be able to return to work on a trial basis without having to relinquish your benefits for up to nine months while you figure out if you can resume working again regularly. You may, however, still be able to receive benefits for another 36 months after the initial nine during any month where you are unable to accrue “substantial earnings.” 

This copy is educational in nature and is not a substitute for legal advice. 


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