The most common reason that people stop receiving Social Security Disability (SSDI) benefits in Pennsylvania is because they are able to return to work. In certain cases people return to work and continue to receive SSDI benefits, but the norm is that once you start going back to work your SSDI benefits cease.
If you go back to work, the Social Security Administration will decide if you are engaging in “substantial gainful activity.” The way that the SSA determines this is by looking at how much you get paid. A person can be considered as engaging in substantial gainful activity if they are paid more than $1,040 per month. In certain cases you could be making less or more than that and still be considered engaging in substantial gainful activity.
Trial Work Period
Attempting to return to work for a trial period will keep you from automatically losing your SSDI benefits in Philadelphia. If you go back to work and make more than $750 a month and still receive benefits, the SSA considers this the start of a trial work period. For the most part you can work up to nine months without losing your SSDI benefits.
If you or someone you know has questions about SSDI benefits you should contact an attorney to see what you are entitled to. Call Mednick, Mezyk & Kredo today at 888-807-WORK so we can start answering your questions about SSDI benefits.