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What Happens To My Social Security Disability Benefits If I Return To Work?

  • By: Tony Adderley
  • Published: October 7, 2015
WHAT HAPPENS TO MY SOCIAL SECURITY DISABILITY BENEFITS IF I RETURN TO WORK?

The Social Security Administration does encourage beneficiaries to return to work. It does this using a number of programs to help beneficiaries reenter the workforce, and earn a living. One of the ways that it encourages beneficiaries to go back to work is by the provision of a trial work period.

This trial work period lasts for nine months, and is meant to allow beneficiaries to test ou their ability to go back to work. If you want to go back to work however, you must inform the Social Security Administrations about this, as well as the type of work you are performing. Consult with a Los Angeles Social Security disability benefits attorney before going back to work.

The Social Security Administration will not consider the amount that you are paid during the trial work period, and no matter how much you earn, you may still qualify for benefits during this period. However, you must remain disabled during this period of time.

Once the trial work period has ended, you will also benefit from an extended eligibility period. However, you cannot qualify for benefits during this period if your income exceeds the limit of $1,090 in 2015. If your earnings exceed $1,090 per month, then the agency may decide that you no longer qualify for benefits.

Remember to consult with a Los Angeles Social Security disability benefits attorney before you return to work.

About the Author Tony Adderley has been working as a professional advocate for
individuals entitled to Social Security Disability (SSD) and worker’s
compensation benefits for more than 20 years.