Why Were My Florida SSDI Benefits Terminated?

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Why Were My Florida SSDI Benefits Terminated?

December 7, 2020

When you receive Florida Social Security Disability benefits you must have been deemed disabled by the Social Security Administration.  This means that your disability is severe enough that you cannot work. You can be categorized as disabled either with a physical ailment or a mental ailment. There a multi-step process to obtaining SSDI but once you do, you may very well receive the benefits for the rest of your life. Periodically, the SSA will check in with you to ensure that you continue to qualify to receive benefits because circumstances do change for some people.

If you have any questions about obtaining SSDI in Florida or if your benefits were terminated and you are unsure why, call Stephen M. Andrews, a Tallahassee SSDI benefits attorney. Specifically, when it comes to benefits that have been terminated, there can be several reasons to explain why this happens. When you work with Stephen M. Andrews you can learn more about your Florida SSDI case and the options you have to obtain benefits.

When Does the SSA Terminate Florida SSDI Benefits?

Why Were My Florida SSDI Benefits TerminatedThere are very specific and strict qualifications that the SSA has when they determine a person is disabled. The SSA may review any claimants’ case to see if that person still falls under their definition for disabled. For cases where it isn’t expected that there can be an improvement, the SSA typically puts reviews in place seven years after benefits are awarded. Potentially, the SSA will take a look over your case and decide that the ailment for which you have been previously categorized as disabled has improved enough that your condition no longer falls under that categorization. 

There are those situations where the disabilities a person has, have the possibility that they may very well improve as long as the individual continues with their approved treatment plan. For these cases, in three years’ time, the SSA will most likely be re-examining the individual’s situation. Whether you are expected to improve and you do or you are not expected to improve but are found that you have, the SSA will terminate your benefits. When the level of your improvement no longer qualifies you as disabled this is going to be the outcome.

In addition to an improving health condition, the SSA can also decide to stop payments when any of the following occurs:

  • Going back to school or your job.
  • If you have the capacity to work and earn more than $1,090 monthly.
  • If you have the capacity to work and are blind and earn more than $1,820 monthly.
  • Retirement.
  • If you are incarcerated for more than 30 days.
  • If you are institutionalized for more than 30 days.
  • Inheriting more assets that are above the limits set by the SSA.
  • Receiving food and shelter benefits.
  • Your spouse’s income rises significantly.
  • Your claim will be re-examined when you reach adulthood, 18 years of age.
  • Your current living situation is modified.

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If your Florida SSDI benefits have been terminated, it is understandable if you are feeling stressed and having anxiety over your changing situation. You may be able to have those benefits reinstated. To see if this is a possibility, please call Stephen M. Andrews to schedule a free consultation at (850) 906-9599.

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