Recipients of Social Security disability benefits may have concerns regarding potential benefit loss. However, it is unlikely that the Social Security Administration (SSA) will revoke benefits despite possessing the authority to do so in certain situations. To prevent termination of ongoing Social Security disability benefits, it is prudent to familiarize oneself with the procedures and circumstances that may lead to such termination.


Understanding Continuing Disability Reviews:


The SSA offers disability benefits to aid individuals with disabilities in maintaining their quality of life and accessing essential medical treatment. The SSA conducts Continuing Disability Reviews every three years to assess continuing eligibility for benefits. After turning 50, reviews happen every seven years. During these reviews, the recipient’s closest Disability Determination Service branch evaluates new medical evidence. If needed, a doctor appointed by the SSA may conduct an examination.


How You Can Lose Your Benefits:


If a Social Security doctor finds that a previously disabled person can now work, the SSA may stop payments. Additionally, many disability recipients work part-time to support their families. However, earning $1,260 or more per month, which exceeds the threshold for Substantial Gainful Activity (SGA), can end disability payments. Engaging in criminal activity while receiving disability benefits can also result in a temporary or permanent loss of benefits, depending on the severity of the conviction.


Finding Legal Assistance to Maintain Your Disability Benefits:


If your benefits have been terminated after a Continuing Disability Review or if the SSA has revoked your eligibility for other reasons, it is crucial to seek legal guidance. Reclaim the necessary disability benefits by contacting Gallon, Takacs & Boissoneault Co., LPA, at (419) 843-6663 or using our online form to schedule a consultation with an attorney.

Contact us today, and let us help you regain your benefits.