Most people need to work to support themselves and their families. If a disability prevents you from earning an income, it can cause serious financial distress. Social Security disability benefits, both in the form of Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) exist to provide a financial lifeline to those in need.
This raises an important question: How long do Social Security disability benefits last? The short answer is that these benefits will last until you are no longer disabled or until you reach your ordinary age of retirement. In this blog post, Harold W. Conick, our social security disability lawyer provides an overview of the key things to know about the duration of SSDI/SSI benefits.
The Duration of Social Security Disability Explained
Many private disability insurance policies have a maximum duration for benefits. An applicant’s long-term disability benefits may be capped at ten years, five years, or even as two years.
Social Security disability insurance is different. The duration of benefits is not capped in the same way as they are in many private disability insurance policies. That being said, it would also be a mistake to assume that SSDI/SSI benefits last forever once you get approved. Instead, benefits will last until you are no longer eligible for coverage. Here are the three most common reasons why Social Security benefits will be cut off:
Ultimately, the duration of your Social Security disability benefits will depend on a wide range of different factors, including your current age and your medical condition. If you believe that the Social Security Administration (SSA) is trying to terminate your benefits early in error either on medical grounds or financial grounds, an experienced Illinois Social Security attorney can help.
Get Help From Our Greater Chicago Metropolitan Area, Northwest Indiana, and Southern Wisconsin Social Security Disability Attorney
At Harold W. Conick & Associates Ltd., our Social Security disability attorney is driven by a passion for client service. We are here to get working on your behalf when your disability keeps you off the job. Contact our firm now for a free, completely private assessment of your case. We provide SSDI and SSI representation in the greater Chicago metropolitan area as well as northwest Indiana and southern Wisconsin area.