#5 Lose SSDIs: Getting better
If you are receiving SSDIs, then you should be aware of the ways in which you can end up losing these benefits if you are not employed when you receive these types of payments. A lot of people who benefit from these types of payments end up relying on them a lot. However, it is known that even if you are receiving SSDI as a result of a long-term disability or chronic illness, the SSA is required to conduct reviews of your case periodically, and this can end up being tense for most people.
If the doctor who sees you expects your disability to get better with time, which means you can go back to work, then the SSDIs can have an expiration date of anywhere between 6 and 18 months. However, if it is not known if you could get better, then the SSDIs are indefinite, and the SSA will review your case around every three years. If there seems to be no chance of improvement, then the review will be conducted after seven years.
Yet, if your condition improves in the meantime or you end up going back to work, you have to inform the SSA, and this will mean that you will be losing your SSDI payments.