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How To Continue To Get Disability Benefits Even if You Are Better

Posted by John Kuhnlein | Jun 27, 2019 | 0 Comments

As a general rule, if the disabling condition that keeps you from working gets better, Social Security can terminate your disability benefits.  But, there are a few exceptions that could keep the benefits coming.

Programs Designed To Make You More Employable In The Future

Social Security regulations state that they will continue your disability benefits even after you are no longer disabled if you are participating in a program likely to prevent you from returning to Social Security disability in the

Worth The Wait

future.  Examples of such programs are individual education programs (IEPs) and vocational rehabilitation services.

Consider the example of a child still in high school who has special academic requirements detailed in her IEP.  If that child had a medical improvement that eliminated her disabling condition, Social Security would still pay her benefits until she finished high school. 

A Plan That Makes Sense

This makes a lot of sense. By letting this student stay on disability and get her high school education, Social Security has ensured that there is far more work available to her as an adult. The simple lack of a high school diploma eliminates thousands of potential jobs. 

Practice, Practice, Practice

The same logic applies to adults who are getting vocational training. It is a no-brainer to see that letting someone finish his training for a new profession is likely to keep that person off the disability rolls in the future.

If you have questions about this or anything else, let me know.

About the Author

John Kuhnlein

Since 1992, I have been helping the people of Southern Arizona get the benefits they are due. Before devoting all my efforts to assisting people with Social Security disability claims, I also handled such complex lawsuits as medical malpractice and products liability. I brought to my Social Security cases all the skills and attention to detail that I developed in the courtroom. I approach each Social Security disability case as if it were a million-dollar lawsuit. For the people trying to get Social Security benefits, their claim is every bit as important. Because I have personally handled so many Social Security cases, I have refined the skills I need to win your case for you. I have helped people win cases for every kind of ailment from arthritis to valley fever. At present, I am focused on helping those persons with neurological and orthopedic disorders. Because claims for people over age fifty bring additional complications, I particularly seek out those cases to work on. I regularly write about back and spine conditions on my blog. I actively seek out the latest information about orthopedic and neurological disorders to ensure I can represent my clients as effectively as possible. Because of my current focus, I regret that I am not able to take any cases for mental disorders. If you are over age fifty and suffer from any orthopedic or neurological disorder, please contact me at once.


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