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How Long Can You Receive Social Security Disability Benefits?




 
There is no expressed time limit for SSDI, or Social Security disability insurance benefits, except that all beneficiaries who are receiving disability benefits at the time of their full retirement age automatically convert over to full retirement benefits.

However, this does not mean that there are no situations that could potentially terminate an individualís entitlement to disability benefits. For instance, if a person is receiving Social Security disability or adult child disability benefits on a parentís record, their benefits can be terminated for work activity.

The rules of SGA (substantial work activity) performance apply to disability benefits, meaning if a person earns over the SGA monthly earnings limit (to see the limit: the SGA work earnings limit for social security) there is a possibility that their disability benefits could be suspended or even terminated. If fact, work activity is one of the most common causes of disability benefit termination.

Of course, there are other reasons for termination of SSDI disability eligibility prior to full retirement. Social Security does periodic disability reviews on all disability beneficiaries to determine if they still meet the guidelines of Social Security disability medical entitlement. If the medical review indicates that an individual has had medical improvement, the individualís disability benefit will be terminated.

Some SSDI disability beneficiaries will lose their disability benefits due to non-disability factors. Individuals receiving adult disabled childís disability benefits will lose their eligibility for disability benefits on their parents record if they marry someone who is not disabled or is receiving SSI (Supplemental Security Income disability).

How long can you receive disability benefits? Other than the above mentioned scenarios, most individuals who are approved for disability benefits will remain on those benefits for the rest of their lives or until their disability benefit converts to full retirement benefits as long as they continue to meet the definition of Social Security disability and SSI disability.















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If I am Awarded Social Security Disability Will My Benefits be Cutoff Later?
Approved for Disability but Medicare being terminated?
Can I lose my disability benefits?
Will Work Cause You To Lose Your Disability Benefits?
Will I lose my disability benefits when my case is being reviewed?
Can my Social Security Disability or SSI benefits be stopped or cutoff?
What to do if your Disability Benefits are stopped
Getting disability benefits restarted after having them stopped due to income
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Information on the following topics can be found here: Social Security Disability Questions and in these subsections:

Frequently asked questions about getting Denied for Disability Benefits | FAQ on Disability Claim Representation | Info about Social Security Disability Approvals and Being Approved | FAQ on Social Security Disability SSI decisions | The SSD SSI Decision Process and what gets taken into consideration | Disability hearings before Judges | Medical exams for disability claims | Applying for Disability in various states | Selecting and hiring Disability Lawyers | Applying for Disability in North Carolina | Recent articles and answers to questions about SSD and SSI


These pages answer some of the most basic questions for individuals who are considering filing a claim.

Filing for disability - How to file for SSD or SSI and the Information that is needed by Social Security
How to Apply for Disability - What medical conditions can you apply and qualify for?
Applying for Disability - How long does it take to get Social Security Disability or SSI benefits?
What happens if I file a disability application and it is denied by a disability examiner or Judge?
How to Prove you are disabled and qualify to win disability benefits
How do you prove your disability case if you have a mental condition or impairment?
Social Security Disability Back pay and How Long it Takes to Qualify for it and receive it
Social Security Disability SSI - Eligibility Requirements and Qualifications Criteria