Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) is a system of benefits meant to help those who cannot work because of an illness or injury. If you receive disability benefits, you might be wondering if Social Security could take them away. It’s a reasonable question to have, considering how many people are receiving disability benefits and the cost of administering those claims.
Social Security can provide disability payments and Medicare. Under certain conditions, these benefits may be taken away. In this blog post, we’ll discuss how social security takes away your disability benefits.
How does Social Security decide if it will take away your disability benefits?
- Social Security may determine that you are no longer disabled and begin terminating your disability benefits under some circumstances.
- You may be found “not disabled” if it is discovered you can do substantial work. In that case, Social Security will take away your disability benefits and will declare you “not disabled.” If you disagree with the decision, you can appeal the decision so that a judge can look at your case.
- If you return to work and earn above a certain amount, Social Security will take away your disability benefits. According to the Social Security Administration, if you earn more than $1,170 per month (after taxes), you will no longer be considered disabled.
- If Social Security determines that a child receiving a benefit is no longer disabled, the agency has the right to stop making payments.
- Social Security may determine that you are not disabled if you refuse to participate in standard treatment. It could be something like refusing to take medication or refusing to go to therapy.You may have your benefits stopped if Social Security believes you are not cooperating with them in determining the extent of your disability. It could be refusing to attend a doctor’s appointment or refusing to participate in one of their studies.
- Social Security may determine that you are not disabled if they realize that you can work with specific accommodations. For example, Social Security might stop disability payments for a person with one arm because that person could use a prosthetic to hold utensils while cooking.
Can Legal Support Help?
If you are in any of these situations, or if Social Security believes that you are in one of these situations, make sure you talk to your doctor, SSI attorney, or social security lawyer about how this could impact your disability benefits. To learn more about Social Security Disability, contact the Law Offices of Lisa Douglas, Inc today. Our experienced disability attorney and social security disability lawyer will ensure that your claim is handled fast and effectively to obtain the benefits you are entitled to under the law.