How Someone Can Lose Their Social Security Disability Insurance

If you exceed the maximum income or experience other changes in your life, you could potentially lose your SSDI.

You’ve been receiving Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) for a while now, and it’s helped you not only pay your bills but also survive from month to month. If you were to lose your benefits, you don’t know what you would do.

That’s why you’re worried, and you want to do whatever you can to keep them. Here’s some information on how you could lose your benefits so that you can avoid this scenario.

You Earn Too Much Money

If you receive SSDI benefits and you work, you cannot make more than a certain monthly amount through substantial gainful activity (SGA). The SGA amount for 2022 is $2,260 for blind people and $1,350 for people who are not blind. If you make more than these amounts, you risk losing your benefits.

You Commit Fraud

If you give false information, such as a fraudulent Social Security number, you lie about the amount of money you make or the assets you have, or you hide anything that could affect your benefits, then you could have your SSDI revoked. It’s always critical to be honest about your situation.

Your Condition Improves

If you are no longer disabled, then the SSA has the right to take away your benefits. Typically, you’ll go through a periodic review every three or seven years, and the SSA will determine whether or not you get to keep your benefits.

Reach Out to Schott Law

If you need help with your SSDI, Schott Law can assist you. Maggie Schott is an SSDI & SSI lawyer serving Washington and Idaho. Contact us now at (509) 328-5789 to start your application.