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I Was Eligible for SSD Benefits, and Now I’m Not. What Happened?

By Kenton Koszdin Law Office on October 3, 2012 | In Social Security Disability

If your application for Social Security disability (SSD) benefits is approved, you may breathe a sigh of relief. The application process can be stressful, especially when you’re already struggling to live with a disability.

However, you should know that the Social Security Administration (SSA) will review your file from time to time after you receive benefits. If certain changes in your situation occur, you may find the SSA insisting that you are no longer eligible for SSD benefits. Some of the more common changes that can result in ineligibility for SSD benefits include:

  • An improvement in your health. The SSA reviews your medical conditions from time to time to see how you are doing. If you get well enough to work again, you may lose your eligibility for disability benefits.
  • You go back to work and earn more each month than the SSA allows. For 2012, this amount was $1,010 per month, or $1,690 per month for blind individuals. The SSA calls this “substantial” work.
  • The SSA determines that you provided false information on purpose, such as deliberately lying about the amount of work you do or the state of your health. Benefits may be stopped for a short period or permanently, depending on whether you’ve been found to have violated this rule before.

The SSA requires everyone who receives SSD benefits to report certain information to the SSA from time to time. This includes updates on your medical condition, information about your work and earnings, and similar information.

At the Kenton Koszdin Law Office, our experienced Los Angeles Social Security disability benefits attorneys have helped hundreds of people get the SSD benefits they need. To learn more about how we can help you, call us today at (888) 438-7734 for a free, confidential telephone consultation.

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