Q Why did my Massachusetts Social Security disability benefits stop?
When your benefits stop, it can be a nasty surprise, unless you know why. Generally speaking, the Social Security Administration (SSA) reviews your case from time to time. They are supposed to let you know when they are reviewing and what your status is.
If your health improves and you are no longer disabled, the SSA will stop your benefits. They will also end if you make the decision to go back to work on your own. In both cases, you are supposed to report these changes to the SSA.
If you are working while receiving benefits, and are earning what the SSA terms as "substantial" wages, you are no longer qualified to receive benefits. If you are earning $1,000 or more per month, or are blind and earning $1,640 or more, the SSA will consider your earnings as substantial.
If you decide to go to work and see how it goes, the SSA offers "work incentives." Basically, they will continue to pay your monthly benefits and Medicare while you try full time work.
No matter what your situation, if you need help with this or other problems with your case, Keefe Disability Law stands ready to represent you. Located in Massachusetts, we also serve New Hampshire and Rhode Island. Call us today toll free at 888-904-6847 for a free case review. Or order our free report, Five Most Frequently Asked Questions about Social Security Disability.