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Social Security Disability Benefits May Be Suspended

Published by Peter Antonowicz

Five Reasons Why

Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) benefits provide important financial assistance to individuals who cannot work due to a disability. However, it’s essential to know that these benefits can be stopped under certain conditions. Here are five reasons why Social Security disability benefits might be suspended.

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Medical Improvement

The Social Security Administration (SSA) regularly reviews disability cases. This is to see if there has been any improvement in the person’s medical condition. If there has been improvement that allows them to engage in substantial gainful activity (SGA), their benefits may be suspended.

Work Activity

The SSA allows limitations on work activity while receiving benefits. If you surpass these limits, they may determine that your disability no longer prevents you from working. This serves as a sufficient reason to stop your benefits.


Your benefits may be jeopardized if you are convicted of a crime and sentenced to more than 30 days in prison. This suspension usually happens after 30 days of imprisonment and will continue until your release. Your benefits can be reinstated once you are released and meet the eligibility criteria.

Failure to Comply

The SSA requires disability recipients to fulfill certain obligations. This may include any or all of the following:

  • Providing requested documentation
  • Participating in medical evaluations
  • Reporting any changes in circumstances that may affect eligibility

Failing to meet these or other obligations for any reason can lead to the suspension of benefits.

Exceeding Resource Limits

In addition to work activity, surpassing the SSA’s resource limits can cause the suspension of disability benefits. For those receiving Supplemental Security Income (SSI), any increase in income or resources beyond the allowed thresholds can impact eligibility.

If you are worried about your disability benefits being suspended, reach out to the Antonowicz Group. Our experienced, caring disability attorneys are here to help. Call us today or contact us online to schedule your free consultation.

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