May 11, 2021

What Happens if I Recover from my Disability and Try to Go Back to Work?

SS encourages people to try to return to work if they are able.  They will continue your disability benefits for up to 9 months after you have returned to work.  The reason for this 9 month is to allow a person time to try to work and see if they are physically or mentally able to do the job.  Some people try to return to work and after a few months realize that they are not able to go back full time.  If you make a work attempt and it is not successful, you will not be taken off disability for 9 months.  In addition, if you have been on disability long enough to receive Medicare (29 months), you can continue to receive Medicare benefits for 7 years.