If you have become too disabled to work, a Los Angeles Social Security Disability benefits attorney can help you to pursue a claim for disability benefits.
If you are reliant on these benefits to cover your expenses and provide you with income, you'll likely be wondering how long you can continue to receive them and if there's a cutoff point at which benefits will no longer be provided to you and your family.
How Long Can You Receive Social Security Disability Benefits?
The good news for people who rely on Social Security disability benefits is that you can continue to receive these benefits for as long as you remain eligible for them. In fact, you can continue to receive disability income from the Social Security administration throughout your lifetime until you eventually become eligible for Social Security retirement benefits.
However, while you can continue to receive benefits, you will have to submit to periodic reviews of your case in order to determine if your condition has improved any. If you have gotten better and you no longer meet the Social Security Administration's definition of disabled, or if there are now jobs that you can do despite your disability, your benefits may stop.
If you begin receiving income from work, this could also cause your benefits to end, and if you are receiving Supplemental Security Income (SSI) and you no longer meet the criteria for these means-tested benefits because of an inheritance of property or an increase in total household income, your benefits may also stop.
A Los Angeles Social Security disability benefits lawyer can help you to determine what could jeopardize your eligibility for benefits. Contact an attorney for help applying for benefits and maintaining the benefits you have.