How Long Do Social Security Disability Benefits Last?
Norfolk, Newport News, and Roanoke, Virginia
One of the most commonly asked—and difficult to answer—questions regarding Social Security Disability Insurance (SSD or SSDI) is: How long will my benefits last?
Factors That Affect SSDI Benefit Duration
The continuance of your SSDI benefits depends on a number of factors including:
- Your individual qualifying medical condition
- The permanence of your medical disability
- Your age
If you need help applying for SSDI benefits or believe you’re faced with losing your SSDI, please contact the experienced Virginia Social Security attorneys at Kalfus & Nachman. We can help you apply for the right type of SSDI benefit based on your condition or assist you in protecting the existing SSDI benefits you depend on.
Reasons for Stoppage of SSDI Benefits
In general, SSDI benefits will last for the duration of your medical condition, regardless of whether it’s temporary or permanent, or until you turn 65. Continuing Disability Reviews are conducted regularly based on your condition and the potential for recovery.
If you are under 65, and your qualifying medical condition changes in a manner that permits you to return to work or otherwise earn a livable wage, your benefits may be halted or adjusted. If you remain disabled at retirement age, you may be able to keep your benefits, but the payments will transfer to your Social Security Retirement (SSR) benefits.
In the event that you were collecting SSDI prior to age 65 and are still disabled upon turning 65, you may need to take additional steps to ensure that you maintain your disability benefits. The knowledgeable Social Security lawyers at Kalfus & Nachman can guide you through the complex SSDI process to help you receive the monthly payments you need.
If you live in the Norfolk, Hampton, Newport News, Portsmouth, Virginia Beach or Roanoke, Virginia, areas and need assistance filing your SSDI application or making an SSDI appeal, please contact the social security attorneys in Virginia at Kalfus & Nachman to schedule a free consultation.