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What are 3 ways you can lose Social Security disability benefits?

As a resident of Mississippi who is currently receiving disability benefits from the U.S. Social Security Administration, you probably receive them because you have a serious, long-term disability that keeps you from being able to make a living as you otherwise would. While, generally, disability benefits are long-term in nature, there are certain circumstances that can cause your benefits to cease.

According to the Motley Fool, while there are a number of different circumstances that can cause you to become ineligible for your disability benefits, the circumstances vary based on the type of benefits you currently utilize. The things that can cause your Social Security Disability Insurance to stop, for example, are not always the same as the things that can put an end to your Supplemental Security Income.

Just what types of circumstances can cause you to lose your Social Security disability benefits? Reaching retirement age is a major one. If, for example, you are a recipient of SSDI benefits and you reach retirement age, you must typically begin taking retirement benefits, instead of SSDI benefits, rather than receiving them concurrently. If, on the other hand, you are a recipient of SSI benefits, your ability to continue receiving them after reaching retirement age will depend on how much you are set to receive in retirement benefits.

Other circumstances, too, can potentially jeopardize your Social Security benefits. Returning to work, for example, can make you ineligible for benefits, as can your condition improving or you otherwise no longer meeting the administration’s strict definition of “disability.”

This copy is educational in nature and is not a substitute for legal advice.

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