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.