The long fight is over, you have been approved for disability benefits, the question remains, how long will I continue to receive these benefits? A definitive cutoff date is the day you turn 65. When you turn 65 your disability benefits will roll over into your retirement benefits which is usually a larger amount than your disability benefits. However, depending on which type of benefit there are other circumstances that can ruin your eligibility for disability benefits.

How Can I Lose My DIB Benefits?

If you are receiving disability insurance benefits, or DIB, there are a couple of things that can cause you to lose your DIB benefits:

  1. Your condition improves and you no longer qualify medically
  2. You return to work and work more than 20 hours a week or make more than $1,100 per month
  3. You are convicted of a crime. Even if the conviction does not result in jail time any felony conviction may ruin your eligibility.

How Can I Lose My SSI Benefits?

Because Supplemental Security Income or SSI is a needs based program it is easier to lose your eligibility for it than it is for DIB. Here are the following ways you can lose your SSI benefits.

  1. Your condition improves and you no longer qualify medically
  2. You return to work and work more than 20 hours a week or make more than $1,100 per month
  3. You are convicted of a crime. Even if the conviction does not result in jail time any felony conviction may ruin your eligibility.
  4. You begin receiving additional income from an outside source, whether it is earned or unearned
  5. If it is a child’s claim the child will be reevaluated once they turn 18 years old
  6. You travel outside of the United States for more than 30 consecutive days
  7. Receive free housing or food stamps
  8. Being confined to an institution on the government’s dime. This can include prison, hospitals, or long term care facilities
  9. Having an outstanding arrest warrant
  10. If your spouse or parent has and income

Call a Utah Disability Attorney

If you have questions about what you may be eligible for give our office a call. An experienced disability lawyer can make the difference between winning or losing disability benefits. We offer free consultations and can determine what you may be eligible for in as little as fifteen minutes.

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