What Can Cause Social Security Benefits to Stop?

Many people never think about the possibility of becoming disabled and how it may suddenly be difficult to make ends meet. Although no one plans on suffering an injury or contracting a disease that leaves them unable to continue working, statistics show that there is a 30 percent chance that a 20-year old worker will become disabled before he or she retires.

Receiving Social Security disability payments can help you stay financially stable if you suffer a disabling disease or injury, but these payments may be stopped if you meet certain criteria. If you have any questions about Social Security disability payments, contact the Indianapolis Social Security lawyers of the Hankey Law Office at 317-634-8565 and speak with a qualified professional.

Why Disability Payments May End

Social Security disability payments provide disabled workers with a way to keep paying their bills, rent, and other expenses. You can continue to receive benefits as long as you are deemed disabled. There are, however, two situations that may cause the Social Security office to stop your payments. They are:

  • If you work at a “substantial” level: For 2011, a substantial level is considered an average earning of $1,000 or more per month, and $1,640 or more if a person is blind
  • If the Social Security Office decides you are not disabled any longer because your medical condition has improved

The Social Security Office also holds you responsible for informing them if your condition has improved, or if you have returned to work so that they can stop your payments.

Contact Us

Social Security law can be confusing, but experienced help is available. Contact the Indianapolis Social Security disability lawyers of the Hankey Law Office at 317-634-8565 to set up a free consultation with an experienced attorney.