Can Social Security Disability Insurance Benefits Be Suspended in Los Angeles?
SSD Benefits Suspension
The short answer is yes, if you no longer qualify as disabled.
Who is Considered Disabled?
For Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) purposes, a person must have a medical, psychiatric, or psychological problem that keeps them from doing Substantial Gainful Activity (SGA). Basically, SGA means an ability to earn a living. By current Social Security Administration (SSA) standards, this means the ability to work and make over $1,090 a month. For self employed persons or contract workers, there are other determining factors. In addition, to qualify as disabled, a person’s impairment must have affected their ability to earn a living for 12 months, or be expected to affect their ability to earn a living for 12 months.
As with most government programs, the requirements for winning a disability claim can be extremely confusing for a recently injured person. If you or a loved one is filing a SSDI claim, it is extremely important that you consult with an experienced SSDI attorney. The Los Angeles SSD attorneys at Kenton Koszdin Law Office have been serving the needs of the disabled for years. Having already represented hundreds of clients in Social Security legal actions, Kenton and his expert legal team know the ins and outs of Social Security litigation. For a free consultation, call his offices today at (818) 901-9999, or (800) 438-7734 toll free. Let our experience fight for you.
Who Decides My Case?
When you file a SSDI claim, your claim goes to a state disability claims examiner. The state disability claims examiner will review your medical records and decide if you qualify as disabled. This is why it is important to consult an experienced disability attorney in Los Angeles before filing a SSDI claim. An expert disability attorney can put you in touch with qualified and sympathetic physicians trained to diagnose employment related injuries and illnesses.
How Long Will My Los Angeles SSDI Benefits Last?
Technically, your SSDI benefits will continue as long as you are unable to work and earn a living. However, the SSA will periodically review your case to decide if you are still eligible to receive SSDI benefits. When this review happens depends on your physician’s diagnosis as to the likeliness of your recovery.
- If your physician determines improvement of your condition “is expected,” the first review of your SSDI benefits will begin in six to 18 months.
- If your physician’s determination of improvement is deemed “possible,” your first review of benefits will be reviewed in three years.
- If a physician deems a recovery from your condition is “not expected,” it will be at least seven years before your disability claim will be reviewed.
As you can see, disability litigation can be complex and confusing. If you are considering filing an SSDI claim, it’s important that you consult a knowledgeable disability lawyer. The Van Nuys attorneys at Kenton Koszdin Law Office have the knowledge, experience, and expertise to represent you and navigate your case through the legal system. Call us today at (818) 901-9999, or (800) 438-7734 toll free, for a free case evaluation and consultation. We care about the rights of the injured and will take a personal interest in your case.