How You Can Prevent Losing Out On Your Social Security Disability Benefits
Once you obtain Social Security Disability (SSD) or Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits, you want to hold onto them for as long as you need them.
At Bridgman Law Offices, our job doesn’t stop once you start receiving benefits. Our attorney and team of professionals will be there to answer questions should your circumstances change and will offer advice on how to retain your benefits.
Can The SSA Take Away My Benefits?
Once you start receiving support, the Social Security Administration (SSA) does not simply hand out benefits without checking in from time to time. During continuing disability reviews (conducted once every three to seven years), the SSA will want to get updates on your condition and determine whether you are still eligible for benefits. Essentially, your benefits will stop if your physical or mental health has improved and the SSA determines that you are no longer disabled.
Other reasons the SSA may stop awarding benefits include:
- Returning to work or substantial gainful activity (SGA)
- Reaching retirement age (you will receive Social Security Retirement benefits)
- Being incarcerated or institutionalized (a felony conviction could also compromise your benefits)
SSI benefits are subject to numerous other income-related restrictions, including increases in personal income, spousal income or the income of a parent who is caring for a child receiving SSI benefits.
We know firsthand the stress and financial hardships facing our clients in North Carolina and throughout the region. Even if you are receiving SSD or SSI benefits, times may still be tough and you can ill afford to lose your benefits.
You can stay on top of all potential issues by working with our experienced SSD lawyer and staff. At Bridgman Law Offices, we take a personal approach and can answer your questions in clear, understandable language while helping you find a solution.
We Are Here For You From Start To Finish
We know how time-consuming it can be to obtain SSD and SSI benefits. That is why we do everything we can to help you hold onto them.
To learn more about how to make sure you don’t lose your benefits because of a subtle change in your condition or income, give us a call at 877-330-4817 or complete our contact form for a free consultation. From our primary office in Charlotte, we work with clients throughout the state as well as in Columbia, South Carolina, and Atlanta, Georgia.