Social Security Disability Benefits are a lifeline for individuals who are unable to work due to a disability. However, there are certain circumstances that can cause you to lose your benefits. It is essential to be aware of these situations to avoid losing your benefits. In this blog post, we will discuss the top 5 reasons you could lose your Social Security Disability Benefits.
1. Failure to Follow Your Treatment Plan
One of the most common reasons for losing Social Security Disability Benefits is failing to follow the treatment plan recommended by your doctor. The Social Security Administration (SSA) requires you to follow the treatment plan prescribed by your doctor to receive benefits. If you don't follow the treatment plan, the SSA may assume that your disability is no longer severe enough to qualify for benefits.
2. Earning Too Much Money
If you receive Social Security Disability Benefits, there is a limit on how much you can earn while still receiving benefits. If you earn more than the limit, your benefits may be reduced or stopped altogether. It is essential to keep track of your earnings and report them to the SSA to avoid losing your benefits.
3. Improper Reporting
Another common reason for losing Social Security Disability Benefits is improper reporting. You must report any changes in your circumstances, such as moving, changes in income, or changes in your medical condition, to the SSA. Failure to report these changes may result in the loss of your benefits.
4. Conviction of a Crime
If you are convicted of a crime, your Social Security Disability Benefits may be suspended or terminated. The SSA may determine that your criminal activity indicates that you are no longer disabled and, therefore, no longer eligible for benefits.
5. Medical Improvement
The SSA periodically reviews the medical conditions of individuals receiving Social Security Disability Benefits. If the SSA determines that your medical condition has improved enough that you can return to work, your benefits may be terminated. It is essential to keep your medical records up to date and report any changes in your medical condition to the SSA.
Losing your Social Security Disability Benefits can be devastating. It is essential to be aware of the reasons why your benefits may be terminated and take steps to avoid them.
If you are concerned about losing your benefits, contact Beecher, Field, Walker, Morris, Hoffman & Johnson, PC. Our experienced attorneys can help you navigate the complex Social Security Disability system and ensure that you receive the benefits you deserve.