Fighting for Social Security Disability benefits can be a battle. Even after you win the battle and receive SSD benefits, your job is not done. A Social Security Disability recipient is still required to keep Social Security updated on things that may affect their entitlement to Social Security Disability benefits. Here are just a few things that may require a report to Social Security:
Report To Social Security If You Work While Receiving SSDI Benefits
Someone receiving Social Security Disability benefits should tell SSA if he or she takes a job or become self-employed, no matter how little is earned. The report to Social Security should include how many hours you expect to work and when your work starts or stops. If you still are disabled, you will be eligible for a trial work period, and you can continue receiving benefits for up to nine months. Also, the report should list any special work expenses because of your disability (such as specialized equipment, a wheelchair or even prescription drugs) or if there is any change in the amount of those expenses.
Report To Social Security If You Receive Other Disability Benefits
Social Security benefits for you and your family may be reduced if you also are eligible for workers’ compensation (including payments through the black lung program) or for disability benefits from certain federal, state or local government programs. You must report to Social Security if:
- You apply for another type of disability benefit;
- You receive another disability benefit or a lump-sum settlement; or
- Your benefits change or stop
If you do not report a change, it may result in your being paid too much. If you are overpaid, you will have to repay the money.
As you can see, the battle surrounding Social Security Disability continues even after you receive SSDI benefits. If you or a loved one is fighting to get Social Security Disability benefits, contact us for a free consultation. There are no attorneys’ fees or costs unless we are able to get you your SSD benefits.
Attorneys Matthew Noyes and Lorrie Robinson represent those fighting for Social Security Disability benefits. Mr. Noyes is a named partner at the Tampa Bay law firm of Perenich Caulfield Avril Noyes – one of the oldest personal injury law firms in Pinellas County. Call Attorney Matthew Noyes now at 727-796-8282 or complete the form on this page or simply click here to schedule a free case consultation.