If you recently became disabled and are interested in applying for
Social Security Disability benefits, you may be wondering how long you can expect to receive SSDI
benefits, and that is a valid question.
Fortunately, there isn’t a time limit for receiving SSDI benefits.
Usually, once someone is approved for SSDI, their benefits continue as
long as they are still disabled. However, under certain circumstances,
one may no longer be eligible for disability benefits, and these include:
- The person’s health improves and they are no longer considered disabled.
- The recipient would prefer to return to work rather than continue receiving
While there is no set time limit that says you can’t receive disability
benefits after a certain number of months or years, the law does state
that the Social Security Administration must review a recipient’s
case periodically to verify that he or she is still disabled.
If you are approved for disability benefits, the SSA will notify you when
it’s time for the agency to review your case, and they will keep
you updated about your benefit status.
Once you are approved for benefits, you will have certain responsibilities.
For example, you must notify the SSA when your health improves or when
you return to work.
What if I want to go back to work?
Often, those who receive disability benefits find that they miss working.
They miss their co-workers, being productive and keeping busy. In fact,
many people are very eager to return to work and are looking forward to
recovering from their medical disability.
If you’re like a lot of people on disability, you’d prefer
to work rather than living off disability benefits. Fortunately, the SSA
understands that returning to work can be a gradual process.
The agency has established special rules that allow people to continue
receiving benefits and Medicare as they see if they are able to return
to work – these are known as “work incentives.”
For more information about applying for disability benefits and the work
contact a Dallas Social Security Disability lawyer from The Zendeh Del Law Firm.