After Approval of Your Disability Claim

Can I keep my benefits if I move out of the U.S.?

Whether or not you are able to keep your disability benefits if you move outside of the United States depends on several factors, including:

  • What type of benefits you receive
  • Where you move to
  • How long you reside outside of the country

You will need to understand how your benefits will be affected before you make your move as well as what is expected of you by the Social Security Administration (SSA).

The way your benefits are affected depends on several things, including the type of benefits you receive.

How can I report a missing disability payment?

In the past, disability benefits were often issued via check each month. In early 2013 though, the Social Security Administration (SSA) began requiring all beneficiaries to receive payments through Electronic Funds Transfer. This decreases the likelihood of a check going missing or being stolen. It does not entirely eliminate the possibility of a missed payment.

There are a number of reasons payments can be missed, though the most common are:

What are some of the reasons your monthly SSD payments might decrease?

To qualify for Social Security Disability (SSD) benefits, you must provide the Social Security Administration (SSA) with many details, including information on your finances. Any change in your employment situation or your overall financial circumstances can therefore affect your eligibility for SSD or the amount of your monthly benefit payments.

Financial Circumstances and SSD Benefits

How does child support affect my disability benefits?

How Does Child Support Affect my Disability Benefits?

If you are responsible for paying child support, you may wonder how child support will affect your Social Security Disability payments. Will your benefit checks be garnished? How much will you have to pay? There are a number of questions that disability recipients may run into when the issue of child support arises. Here are answers to the most commonly-asked questions.

Once I am approved, will I continue to receive disability benefits forever?

You have just been approved for Social Security Disability benefits and you finally let out a long sigh of relief. You have probably been through the ordeal of a Social Security Disability appeal and couldn’t be happier that the process is finally over. The question on your mind now is probably whether or not you will continue to receive those Social Security Disability payments indefinitely, or if they will stop at some point in the future. The answer isn’t the same for all Social Security Disability recipients.

What is a Disability Expedited Reinstatement?

When an individual once qualified for Social Security Disability benefits and then is disqualified, such as an individual who decided to return to work and had benefits that ended due to their earning but was then unable to maintain employment due to their disability, the thought of re-applying for Social Security Disability benefits all over again can be very overwhelming. No one wants to endure a long and drawn out application and appeal process a second time around, especially when they know just how grueling it can be since they have been through the experience once before.

Do I have to file taxes when receiving disability benefits?

There is a saying that the only two things in life that are certain are death and taxes. As United States citizens, we are well aware of the fact that we pay taxes on the income we receive. In fact, a part of those taxes is what makes it possible for disabled workers to obtain Social Security Disability benefits. The question is, do Social Security Disability beneficiaries have to file taxes when receiving disability benefits and do they have to pay taxes on the Social Security Disability benefits that they receive?

What should I do if I go back to work when receiving SSD?

Many people who receive Social Security disability benefits are afraid to attempt returning to work for fear of the effect it can have on their SSDI, SSI , Medicare and other benefits. Anyone who has been through the approval process for Social Security disability knows how long it can take. It’s understandable that Social Security disability recipients are hesitant to go through that process again.