Once you begin receiving your Social Security disability benefits, you should know that the payments are not permanent–they will change based on your health, your family status, your location, your age, and employment. More specifically, your benefits could change in the following circumstances:
- If you move or change your address. Even if you receive your benefits through direct bank deposit, it is important to notify the Social Security Administration (SSA) of your move–important correspondence about your benefits are often mailed to you home address.
- If you leave the country for an extended period. Depending on your country citizenship, which country you are going to, and how long you will be out of the country, you disability benefits could be affected by where you are located. Let the SSA know before a long international trip or permanent international move.
- If your condition significantly improves. You may no longer be eligible for benefits if your disability improves to the point that you could return to work. Keeping the news of your improved health from the SSA may mean paying back large sums of money after a review.
- If you begin working again, you may have to pay back benefits you received during that time when the SSA finds out. Even if you are working from home or working part-time, it is important to share this information.
- If you begin receiving other benefits, such as workers’ compensation or veterans’ disability benefits, these benefits could affect your Social Security payments. Every organization you receive benefits from should know about your other sources of support.
- If you get married or become widowed. If you get married and your name changes, let the SSA know so that they can update your information. If you become widowed, you may be eligible for more benefits and should tell the SSA about your new circumstances.
- If you are over the age of 65. When you become a senior citizen, you will begin to receive regular Social Security payments.
Do you have questions about changes to your current Social Security disability benefits, or do you need assistance securing disability benefits in the first place? Our experienced Dallas Social Security disability attorneys may be able to help. Call Morgan & Weisbrod today at 877-898-1581to schedule a free case evaluation.
by Paul B. Burkhalter Managing Partner of Morgan & Weisbrod, Board Certified in Social Security Disability Law.