Thankfully, you received approval for Social Security Disability benefits. You may find yourself without benefits in the future if you do not educate yourself on how your circumstances can change.
The Disability Benefits Center details how benefits recipients may stop receiving SSD. Understand how age and a change in disability status may affect you.
Common reasons to stop receiving benefits
The Social Security Administration has its own definition of disability. While you may meet that definition now, if your condition changes, you may no longer fit the SSA’s standards. Should your condition improve to where you can go back to work, you could stop receiving benefits, and the same applies to recipients who spend more than 30 days behind bars.
Regarding meeting the SSA’s definition of disabled, expect regular disability reviews every 18 months, three years or seven years. Review dates depend on your circumstances and medical condition.
Remaining disabled until the age of retirement
Your disability may remain until you reach retirement age. While you stop receiving disability benefits when you cross that threshold, you shift to Social Security retirement benefits after. That said, between now and when you retire, you must do your part to prove you qualify for benefits. That means being fully prepared for each disability review and responding to requests for information promptly. Enlist the help of your physical therapist, doctor and pharmacist to help show you meet the SSA’s most-current definition of disability.
Do not stop putting in work after an SSD approval. You can lose your benefits as quickly as you received them.