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Maintaining your disability benefits

On Behalf of | Jan 3, 2023 | Social Security Disability Benefits

Social security disability benefits provide sustenance when your condition prevents you from working. Not having those benefits could have a detrimental impact on your ability to make ends meet.

Knowing how to maintain your benefits can help you take the necessary steps to avoid termination. With regular communication between you and the SSA, you can avoid any unexpected outcomes.


Prior to receiving any benefits, you need to file an application. According to the Social Security Administration, a thorough assessment of your condition will determine whether you meet the requirements to receive benefits. If you do not provide ample information, officials may deny your application.

Similarly, if you reach a point in your recovery where you can reasonably return to work, you will need to inform the SSA of your decision. Going back to work without telling them could have serious consequences. Just because you plan to return to work does not necessarily mean your benefits will end. You can learn more about your options for incentives when you contact the SSA.


The SSA will not allow you to continue collecting SSD benefits if you age out of eligibility. Make sure you know the conditions you must meet to continue collecting benefits so you have an idea of when your benefits could end. Planning will minimize your stress and uncertainty when your SSD benefits end.


Unlawful behavior that ends with incarceration will stop your benefits immediately. The SSA has strict requirements for recipients of government support which include lawful behavior. Depending on the situation, you might be able to reclaim your benefits after your release.

Maintaining your benefits will allow you to continue planning for your future. With the right steps, you can optimize your benefits and maintain them for as long as possible.

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