If your Social Security Disability claim has been accepted, you could be entitled to benefits until you reach retirement age. However, other factors could result in those benefits being cut off earlier. Whether or not the Social Security Administration has the right to do this will depend on your specific circumstances. Contact Marc Whitehead & Associates for experienced counsel.
Factors that could disrupt your benefits
You will receive SSDI benefits until retirement age unless one or more disqualifying factors occur. These factors could bring your benefits from the Social Security Administration to a sudden end. Some of the examples that could impact your coverage include:
- Increased income. SSDI benefits are based on the fact that you cannot maintain gainful employment.
- Improved medical condition. SSDI benefits are only available for those who are disabled. If your disabling condition clears up, you could find yourself no longer eligible for SSDI coverage.
- You get married. If you are receiving adult child benefits through SSDI, one of the qualifications is that you are unmarried. If you get married, it could put your benefits at risk.
- Incarceration. Certain criminal charges could also put your SSDI benefits at risk.
In addition, as noted above, when you reach retirement age at 66 or 67, your SSDI benefits will end. At that point, you will be eligible for Social Security retirement income benefits. This program will continue to pay you monthly, just like SSDI benefits.
Speak to an attorney about your Social Security Disability benefits
Before you attempt to appeal a denial of your SSDI benefits on your own, it is important that you reach out to legal counsel for guidance. A social security benefits lawyer is invaluable in pursuing the benefits you deserve. The process of securing benefits is complex, and even a minor error could result in a denial. That is why the guidance of legal counsel is so crucial during every step of the process.
Contact us for guidance
If your Social Security Disability claim has been denied, now is the time to seek legal help. Our team at Marc Whitehead & Associates is ready to serve as your advocate during the appeals process. Reach out right away to discuss your legal options.