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What Can Cause Benefits To Stop?

Revised: January 02, 2008
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Two things can cause us to decide that you are no longer disabled and to stop your benefits.

  • Your disability benefits will stop if you work at a level we consider "substantial." In 2008, average earnings of $940 or more per month ($1,570 or more per month if you are blind) will usually be considered substantial.

  • Your disability benefits also will stop if we decide that your medical condition has improved to the point that you are no longer disabled.

You are responsible for promptly reporting any improvement in your condition, if you return to work, and certain other events as long as you are receiving disability benefits. The booklet we send you when your application is approved explains what you need to report to us.

Go to the next page to learn what happens if you go back to work.

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