Social Security Disability Resource Center
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How long will my disability benefits last after I am approved?
Disability benefits may last indefinitely for both SSDI and SSI. This does not mean disability is always a permanent thing as there are events that could end eligibility for disability benefits.
For both SSI and SSDI, Social Security sets a medical review date known as a diary. Most disability claims are set for review every three years, unless the disabling condition involved is unlikely to medically improve. If you have what Social Security considers a permanent disabling condition, your disability claim will likely receive a 7 year diary.
If you are receiving SSDI, there are two things that could lead to your being found not disabled. If you start working and earning over SGA, it could trigger a medical review that would lead to a finding of not disabled. At the very least, work activity could cause your disability benefits to be suspended or even terminated. Even if you are not working, a medical review could find that your medical evidence supports medical improvement and that could lead to your becoming ineligible for disability benefits.
If you are receiving SSI disability, work generally does not cause your disability eligibility to be terminated unless you are out of pay for a year. However, this does not mean that work might not show medical improvement, in which case, your SSI could be medically ceased.
The SSI program is a need based disability program, so there are other non-medical factors that lead to termination. If you have too much income or resources at any point during your disability entitlement it could lead to termination.
In summary, there is no limit to length of time you can receive disability benefits, however there are situations that may lead to disability termination.
Social Security Disability and SSI Resource Center
The Most Basic questions about Getting Disability Benefits
Social Security Disability SSI and whether or not you can work
Common Mistakes to avoid after being denied for Disability
Social Security Disability SSI Questions and Answers
More Social Security Disability SSI Questions and Answers
Common Questions about Social Security Disability and SSI
Winning Social Security Disability or SSI Benefits
The SSI Disability Benefits Program
Medical exams for disability claims
Applying for Disability in various states
Social Security Disability SSI and Doctors - Yours and Theirs
Social Security Disability and SSI Claim Reviews
Social Security Disability SSI System and Benefits for Children
Denials, Appeals, and Getting a Disability Lawyer or Representative
What you should know about Social Security Disability and SSI Denials
Questions about Disability Lawyers and Hiring a Disability Attorney
Frequently asked questions about getting Denied for Disability Benefits
FAQ on Disability Claim Representation
Disability hearings before Judges
Selecting and hiring Disability Lawyers
Various Types of Benefits including SSI, Mental, and Child benefits
Social Security and SSI based on Mental Disability
Social Security Disability or SSI Benefits for Children
Disability Benefits through Social Security
Filing for Social Security Disability or SSI Benefits
Social Security Disability SSI: Medical Evidence and Records
Filing your claim for disability benefits
Eligibility for receiving disability benefits
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
Resources on this site
Social Security Disability, SSI Terms and Definitions
Previously answered questions regarding SSD and SSI
About the Author of SSDRC, Tim Moore
For Individuals living in North Carolina
Applying for Disability in North Carolina
North Carolina Disability Lawyer
How long Does SSI Disability or Social Security Disability last?
How Long Can You Receive Social Security Disability Benefits?
How Long Do I Get To Keep My Social Security Disability or SSI Benefits?
Will I Qualify For Disability Benefits in Missouri?
Missouri disability lawyer
Apply for Social Security disability in Missouri
Applying for SSI in Missouri
Will I Qualify for Social Security Disability in Missouri?
How much does it cost to get a disability lawyer in Missouri?
These pages answer some of the most basic questions for individuals who are considering filing a claim.
Do I need an attorney to win disability?
How Long Does It Take To Go Before A Judge For Disability?
Will a Judge give you an Immediate Decision at the Disability Hearing?
What happens when you go to a disability hearing?
Social Security Disability SSI and Medical conditions
Social Security Disability lawyer fee
Can a lawyer or attorney speed up my disability case?
When can I expect my first disability check and my back pay check?
Going to a medical exam for Social Security Disability or SSI
Filing for disability - How to file the disability application
Do you need a lawyer to file for disability?
How Far Back Can SSI Back Pay Be Paid?
Can you get temporary Social Security disability or SSI benefits?
The Social Security Disability Award Letter
Social Security Disability SSI Eligibility Requirements
How Many Times Will you be denied before You Get Approved for Disability?
What makes you eligible for Social Security Disability or SSI?
How to Prove disability and qualify to win benefits
How to speed up the disability process
Social Security Disability Back pay and How Long it Takes
What should you say if you go to a Social Security Exam?
Maximum back pay you can get from Social Security Disability or SSI
How to qualify for disability
What is the Social Security Disability List of Impairments?
What is considered a disability by Social Security?
How Long Does A Social Security Disability Appeal Take?
What makes a person eligible to receive disability benefits?
How To Get Disability Through SSDI or SSI Approved
How Much Income Can A Person Earn If He Draws Social Security Disability?
Partial disability benefits from Social Security
Can I Qualify For Disability for Depression?