Yes! You may be able to continue receiving Social Security disability benefits if you return to work and you follow the Social Security Administration's rules.
How to Return to Work and Keep Social Security Disability Benefits
One of the key factors in determining whether or not an individual can continue to receive benefits while working is their participation in an appropriate program of vocational rehabilitation (VR) or similar services.
Under Section 301 of the Social Security Administration's (SSA) Red Book, individuals who are participating in an appropriate VR program and whose continued participation in the program is likely to increase their chances of permanent removal from the disability benefit rolls may be eligible to continue receiving benefits while working.
To qualify for continued benefits under this provision, individuals must have their "Ticket to Work" assigned to an Employment Network. Disability Services of America is an Employment Network that helps individuals with disabilities find and maintain employment and works with the SSA to provide vocational rehabilitation services and other support to individuals receiving Social Security benefits.
If an individual is participating in an appropriate VR program through an Employment Network, the SSA will review their program and determine whether or not their continued participation in the program is likely to lead to permanent removal from the disability benefit rolls. If the SSA determines that the individual is likely to achieve this outcome, they may continue to receive benefits while working.
Talk to Disability Services of America Before Going Back to Work
It is important to note that the rules governing the receipt of Social Security benefits can be complex and that the eligibility criteria for continued payments can vary depending on a number of factors. For this reason, it is essential for individuals who receive Social Security benefits and are considering returning to work to speak with a qualified professional who can provide trusted guidance on their situation.
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