A: Social Security disability benefits are meant to help those who are most in need of aid. This is why the Social Security Administration only provides payments for people whose disability is unlikely to improve, or will last a considerable length of time.
If your injury improves while you are collecting disability benefits, you may see a decrease in payments. Since the decision is based upon financial need, your monthly payment can be affected if you:
- Are able to return to work
- If your injury no longer meets the SSA’s definition of disabled
- If you are able to earn a substantial income despite your injury
There are some work incentives provided by the Social Security Administration to ease injured workers back into employment. In these cases, payments will continue while the disabled person works, just in case the injury worsens or reoccurs.
The important thing to remember is that as long as you are disabled, you are entitled to receive benefits. If your benefits were unjustly suspended, call Fetterman & Associates today to get help from an experienced West Palm Beach Social Security disability lawyer.