If I am currently receiving SSDI benefits, what happens to my benefits if I return to work?

If you are awarded benefits and decide to return to work, your earnings may trigger what is called a Trial Work Period (TWP). The amount that triggers the TWP changes year to year but it allows an individual to return to work for a period of time without their current SSDI benefits being affected. The TWP continues until you have accumulated nine months (it does not have to be consecutive) in a rolling 60 month period. Work after the TWP could be indication that you are no longer disabled and will be evaluated by Social Security. If you do return to work, make certain that you report your earnings directly to Social Security and keep in mind that proof that a disabling impairment(s) is still necessary to continue your benefits.

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