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.

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    The SSI Disability Benefits Program

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    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

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    Disability hearings before Judges

    Selecting and hiring Disability Lawyers

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    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

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    The SSD SSI Decision Process and what gets taken into consideration

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    Social Security Disability, SSI Terms and Definitions

    Previously answered questions regarding SSD and SSI

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

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    Will a Judge give you an Immediate Decision at the Disability Hearing?
    What happens when you go to a disability hearing?
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    Can a lawyer or attorney speed up my disability case?
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    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
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    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?
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