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When Does The SSA Decide To Cease Disability Benefits?

  • By: Tony Adderley
  • Published: November 6, 2015
When Does The Ssa Decide To Cease Disability Benefits

Benefits under the Social Security Disability Insurance program are not permanent. If your claim is approved, and you begin receiving benefits, the Social Security Administration continues to retain the right to cease your benefits or stop your payments, at any time in the future if certain criteria are met.

If you are currently receiving Social Security Disability Insurance benefits, and the agency finds that you now no longer qualify for disability benefits either due to the level of your medical improvement, or due to SGA factors, then your disability benefits may stop immediately. Speak to a Los Angeles Social Security disability lawyer if this happens to you.

If the Social Security Administration finds that you no longer qualify because of SGA reasons, or if your work level exceeds the SGA limits, it will make a decision to stop your benefits. Benefits will cease in the month shown by the evidence.

If the Social Security Administration finds that your condition has improved to the extent where you are no longer considered disabled as defined by the agency, it will make the decision to cease your benefits. In this case, the decision is effective in the month demonstrated by the evidence, or the month in which the agency provides you written notice.

However, if the Social Security Administration decides to stop your disability benefits, and then your income drops to below SGA levels within the Extended Period of Eligibility, the agency may decide to continue your benefits. This Extended Period of Eligibility begins the month after the end of the Trial Work Period.

For help filing a Social Security disability claim for benefits, or appealing a disability claim denial, speak to a Los Angeles Social Security disability lawyer. To understand what to do if the Social Security Administration decides to cease your disability benefits, schedule an appointment with an attorney immediately and discuss your legal options.

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.