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If I Get Social Security Disability in Texas Will They Cut Off My Benefits Later?

The truth is, if you are approved for disability in Texas there is no guarantee that you will be able to keep your disability benefits forever. And there are a few things that could lead to your disability benefits being suspended or even terminated at some point in the future (though, it should be noted, most claimants will typically have their benefits continued after a CDR, or continuing disability review).

Social Security disability programs are based upon the premise that your residual functional capacity rating is so restrictive that it precludes all types of substantial gainful work activity. So as you might guess, work activity on your part could potentially affect your ability to receive disability benefits.

If you’re able to work there is no reason for Social Security to pay disability benefits. Social Security has a lot of avenues available to individuals who would like to try to return to work. Once you become eligible for disability in Texas you are entitled to a nine-month trial work period that allows you nine months of earnings with no limit to the amount you can earn.

The trick to the nine-month trial work period is that the months can occur any time within a five-year period and they do not have to be consecutive. If you are performing substantial work activity (over the Social Security substantial work activity amount) in the tenth month your disability benefits will be suspended and your extended period of eligibility (EPE) will begin.

What is the EPE? This is a thirty-six month period in which you can stop work at anytime and be reinstated to your disability benefits no matter what you were making. However, when the thirty-six month EPE period has passed, any month you earn over the substantial gainful activity amount will terminate your disability. Still Social Security will go one step further to encourage you to work.

If you find that you are not able to work due to the same medical problems that won you disability benefits, you can file an expedited reinstatement of your disability benefits any time within five years of your previous disability termination month. Expedited reinstatements allow you to have six months of provisional payments while Social Security makes a medical determination. If you are found disabled, your disability benefits will be reinstated.

There is a possibility that you could lose your disability benefits even if you have not worked since you became eligible for disability benefits. All disability claims are reviewed periodically. These reviews are called continuing disability reviews and there are times that these disability reviews result in the termination of disability benefit due to medical improvement. Note: the vast majority of disability beneficiaries will keep their disability benefits until they convert to full retirement benefit or until their death, although some will lose their benefits because of work activity or medical improvement.

Return to:  Social Security Disability Resource Center, or read answers to Questions

Related pages:

Is it difficult to get an approval for SSI Disability in Texas?
How often will my disability claim be reviewed in Texas?
Do You Get Medicare Or Medicaid From Social Security Disability in Texas?
Does Social Security disability have a Time Limit for Receiving Benefits in Texas?
If you are on social security disability or SSI disability in Texas should you try to work?
If You get Disability Benefits in Texas, will Your Dependents get a Check?
What if you get Disability Benefits in Texas and move to another state?
If My Doctor Gives Me a Letter Will I Get Disability in Texas?
If I Get Social Security Disability in Texas Will They Cut Off My Benefits Later?
Can I Get Disability in Texas if I Have Not Worked Before?
If your Texas disability claim is turned down, you can file an appeal with social security
Who is eligible for Social Security Disability or SSI Disability in Texas?

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 provide answers to basic questions about pursuing disability benefits

What to Prove to Qualify for Disability Benefits
Applying for disability benefits, SSI and SSDI
What Disabilities Qualify for SSI and Social Security Disability?
How does back pay for Social Security disability work?
Social Security Disability And SSI Qualifications
Permanent Disability Qualifications for SSD and SSI
Status of your social security disability or SSI case
Disability lawyer representation, finding lawyers
What is qualifying for disability based on?
How to qualify for disability, qualifying for Benefits
Qualifications for Disability Benefits
How long does it take to get disability after applying?
Disability application, how to file in Texas
Texas disability requirements
Eligibility and qualifying for disability in Texas
What are the qualifications for disability in Texas?
Will I Qualify For Disability Benefits in Texas?
Getting a Texas disability lawyer, attorney, or advocate