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What Can Stop My Social Security Disability Payments?

The process of applying for Social Security disability benefits can be frustrating and overwhelming. A Boca Raton Social Security disability attorney can help individuals with the disability application process to reduce the risk of delays and denials of claim. Once you have received approval for your disability claim and you begin receiving your disability payments, your payments should continue without interruption. However, several things can cause your disability payments to terminate. It is important that you understand what can cause your SSD benefits to stop in order to protect your disability benefits.

What Situations Terminate Social Security Disability Payments?

Medical improvement can terminate both SSDI (Social Security Disability Insurance) payments and SSI (Supplemental Security Income) payments. The Social Security Administration (SSA) performs continuing disability reviews to confirm your medical or psychiatric condition still meets the eligibility requirements for a disability. If your condition has improved, the SSA may find that you are no longer disabled and you can work. This will terminate your SS disability payments.

What Other Things Can Terminate SSDI Payments?

The most common reason for SSDI payments to stop is a return to work. While you may be able to earn a small amount and still receive disability benefits, the SSA may determine that any work you do constitutes a “substantial gainful activity” and terminate benefits. It is always best to consult a Boca Raton Social Security attorney before you agree to perform any work while receiving disability payments. You may be permitted to return to work for a trial work period (TWP) without it interfering with your disability payments. If you have questions about a TWP, contact our office to speak with a disability attorney.

Reaching full retirement age will stop SSDI benefits because you cannot receive disability benefits and Social Security income at the same time. Also, being incarcerated for a crime will stop your benefits during your incarceration and could stop your payments permanently depending on the crime.

What Other Things Can Terminate SSI Payments?

One of the most common reasons why a person’s SSI benefits stop is their income or assets increase. For example, they begin receiving free food and shelter from a relative or they begin receiving payments from a trust that their now deceased grandparent had established to begin payments upon the grandparent’s death.

Of course, going to work may terminate your SSI payments; however, the SSA has programs that allow individuals to work while still receiving SSI benefits. You must be careful; therefore, you should consult a Boca Raton disability attorney before making any decisions regarding work.

Do You Have More Questions About Social Security Disability?

There are many situations that could result in a termination of disability payments in addition to the reasons discussed above. If you have questions regarding Social Security disability benefits, our attorneys are here to help. We do not charge for your initial consultation. You can get the legal advice you need regarding Boca Raton disability benefits so that you can make informed decisions about the best way to provide for yourself and for your family.

Contact The Broderick Law Firm, P.L. today to schedule your free consultation.