When you apply for disability benefits, you should know the reasons why your benefits may discontinue. Some mistakes people make when going on disability include thinking they will always be entitled to their benefits. That is not always the case, and certain conditions will revoke your benefits. To ensure that your benefits will continue, you should consider what conditions can lead to revocation. Social security is very restrictive of who they give their benefits to, so knowing your disability will assist you in preventing them from being repealed.
There are two common reasons Social Security benefits can be suspended or terminated. Your benefits can cease if your work level is considered to be substantial. The minimal amount that a person can make in a month is under $1,100 a month. If you are blind, you can make up to $1,800 a month, as long as you are legally blind. These standards are considered substantial by Social Security, and will lead to the termination of your benefits. There is more information in the booklet you received for your benefits package. Work incentives are rules that determine whether your benefits will continue.
The other common reason your benefits may discontinue is if the Social Security department determines your medical condition has improved. The improvement has to determine that you are no longer have a disability. If you have suffered an injury but have recovered well enough that you can work laboriously, your benefits will be terminated. You will have to report any improvements that you have made from your injury. You will also be required to report that you have returned to work or any other events that may occur. You can review your disability to make sure it falls under their definition. Your eligibility is evaluated to determine the state of the injury. The analysis identifies your injury as expected, possible, or not expected. The length of time can vary from six months to seven years, depending on the injury.
If you do decide to go back to work, you will not lose your benefits right away. You will have a nine-month trial period to determine your work eligibility. The months do not have to be consecutive, but there is a five-year timeframe to complete the trial. If you make it to the tenth month of work, your benefits will be suspended. You will be granted an extended period of eligibility, and the benefits can start again when you stop working.