Can You Lose Disability Benefits in Oklahoma?
Tulsa Disability Attorneys Fight for SSDI and SSI Disability Benefits
Can you lose disability benefits in Oklahoma? Unfortunately, the answer is yes. Multiple circumstances could lead to the termination of your Oklahoma Social Security disability insurance (SSDI) and supplemental security income (SSI) disability benefits. Fortunately, you can meet with the Tulsa disability attorneys of Troutman & Troutman, P.C. should you ever face the possibility of losing your Oklahoma SSDI or SSI benefits.
We exclusively focus on representing disability claims before the Social Security Administration (SSA). The husband-wife team at our disability law firm is dedicated to keeping your Oklahoma Social Security benefits active.
How Can You Lose SSDI or SSI Disability Benefits in Oklahoma?
Depending on your age and degree of disability, every three to seven years the SSA will perform a continuing disability review (CDR). The CDR will determine disability improvements and re-evaluate your capacity to work. If the results of the CDR indicate your disability has improved enough for you to re-enter the Oklahoma workforce, then your SSDI or SSI disability benefits may end.
If you feel your Oklahoma SSDI or SSI benefits were unjustly ended due to “medical improvement,” reach out to our Social Security attorneys. We can submit a Social Security disability appeal or request for reconsideration to the Social Security Administration (SSA).
Can You Lose Oklahoma SSDI Disability Benefits If You Work?
The need for Oklahoma SSDI benefits is based on an inability to work as a result of a disability. You may be participating in what the Social Security Administration refers to as “substantial gainful activity” (SGA) if you earn more than the Social Security monthly income limit of $1,170 per month (for non-blind claimants) or $1950 (for blind claimants) for 2017. The SSA could cease Oklahoma SSDI disability benefits for those who earn more than this amount while also receiving SSDI benefits.
The Social Security Administration does offer some continuation of disability benefits if you attempt to return to work. Please reach out to our Social Security attorneys if you fear losing your benefits before you can return to work successfully.
Will I Lose Oklahoma SSDI Benefits Once I Reach Retirement Age?
Once you are of retirement age, you will receive benefits from the Social Security Retirement Benefits program. Your SSDI disability benefits will end and retirement benefits begin, as you cannot receive both types of benefits at the same time. It is usually not a significant change in income between these types of benefits.
How Can You Lose SSI Disability Benefits in Oklahoma?
If your income has increased, you could be expecting a decrease in Oklahoma SSI disability payments. If your combined earned and unearned income surpasses the SSI income limits, you may risk losing your Oklahoma SSI disability benefits altogether.
The Social Security Administration factors in the following “unearned” sources of income when determining your continued disability benefit eligibility:
- Child support, alimony
- Free food and rent, household support
- Parental support
- Unemployment benefits
Additionally, a change in your living situation could cause the SSA to reassess the SSI disability benefits you receive. Moving into a halfway house or assisted living facility are examples of this.
Can I Collect SSI Disability Benefits After I Turn 18?
If you received Oklahoma SSI disability benefits as a child, you will have your eligibility reassessed once you turn 18. Our Tulsa disability lawyers can guide you through the process of a Social Security SSI or SSDI benefits reassessment.
How Can I Avoid Losing My SSDI or SSI Disability Benefits?
Reach out to our Social Security attorneys in Tulsa by calling (918) 587-0050. You can then set up a free disability law consultation with us. We can discuss how to avoid losing your Oklahoma SSDI or SSI disability benefits.
Our experienced disability attorneys focus solely on disability law. We can help defend against the disruption of disability benefits. If you need to appeal the SSA’s decision to terminate your Oklahoma Social Security disability benefits, then call our disability law firm today.