Return to Work and Lose Social Security Disability Benefits

When you return to work, you will not lose your Social Security disability benefits right away. The Social Security Administration has “work incentives” that help you go back to work and still receive the benefits you need. You are allowed a trial work period in which you will still receive disability benefits, while testing your ability to return to work. If after a trial work period you are earning a substantial income, you will no longer receive benefits. However, if you do not earn a substantial income, or your income falls below a substantial amount, you will still receive disability benefits. For more information regarding various “work incentives” you may contact a Social Security disability lawyer who specializes in social security law.

Example:
Jane receives Social Security disability benefits. She wants to go back to work, but doesn’t want to lose her Social Security disability benefits. Jane doesn’t need to worry about losing her Social Security disability benefits because the Social Security Administration ensures that that won’t happen. The Social Security Administration has “work incentives” in place to help Jane and other recipients, transition back to work without the fear of losing benefits. Jane will have a trial work period where she can go back to work and test if she is well enough to do so. During this trial work period, Jane will still receive her disability benefits as long as she still has her disability. After the trial work period, if Jane is earning a substantial income, she will no longer receive benefits. However, if Jane is not earning a substantial income or her income falls below substantial, she will receive disability benefits. If Jane wants more information about work incentives, she can contact a Social Security disability lawyer.

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