Social Security Disability Income has employment supports that provide help over a long period of time to allow you to test your ability to work or to continue working, and gradually become self-supporting and independent.
When you get approved for social security disability income you will automatically be issued a Ticket to Work. The ticket to work starts with a trial work period.
The trial work period allows you to test your ability to work for at least 9 months.You will receive full Social Security Disability Income regardless of how high your earnings might be as long as your work activity has been reported and you have a disabling impairment.
The EPE is a period of 36 consecutive months following the 9 month trial work period.
During this re-entitlement period your benefits may restart with:
During the re-entitlement period, benefits are paid for months your earnings or work activities are below the substantial gainful activity level ($1,040.00 per month in 2013) as long as you continue to have a disabling impairment.
Benefits are suspended for months your earnings or work activities are over the substantial gainful activity level.
You can, however, take advantage of AAATakeCharge which allows you to make over your SGA. This is covered under social security secrets.
Expedited Reinstatement is a safety net for people who successfully return to work and lose their benefits to SSDI or SSI benefits and payments. If your cash payments ended because of your work and earnings, and you stop work within 5 years of when your benefits ended, you may be able to start your benefits again.
The EXR provision allows you to receive up to 6
months of temporary cash benefits while a medical review is conducted during
this period. This means that you will have no waiting period to start receiving
your social security disability income.
If a review is required, some cases are not, you will be assured of getting payments immediately with no waiting period.. Six months allows enough time for a review and for monthly payments of benefits to begin again so you will have no delay in income.
You are eligible to request EXR if you meet all the following requirements:
Most individuals with disabilities living on social security who work, will continue to receive at least 93 consecutive months of Hospital(Part A); Supplemental Medical Insurance (Part B), if enrolled; and Prescription Drug coverage (Part D), if enrolled, after the 9-month Trial Work Period.
You do not pay a premium for Part A. Although social security disability income cash benefits may cease due to work, you have the assurance of continued health insurance.
The 93 months start the month after the last month of your Trial Work Period. You must already have Medicare and be working at SGA, but not be medically improved. Medicare phone number 1-800-(Medicare).