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What Are The Changes That You Need To Report to Your Local SSA Office?

By Edited Feb 10, 2014 0 0

When you are enrolled under the Social Security Disability Insurance program, you must satisfy the conditions given by your local Social Security Administration office. Getting approved of your disability claims mean that you are unable to work because of a disability or a physical or mental ailment that is expected to last for at least a year.

Maintaining the status of eligibility is a concern of other SSDI beneficiaries in the United States. Sometimes, information supplied before getting approved for disability claims change while enrolled under the SSA program. It is your responsibility, therefore, to inform your local SSA office about the changes you’ve experienced over the course of your enrollment in the disability program.

The inability to do so will greatly affect the flow of your monthly benefits. An example is the case of overpayments. When you fail to inform them about any changes, you may receive overpayments. If you fail to inform them about your overpayments, they may ask you to repay all of them back.

You should notify your local SSA office through phone or mail. You can also go directly to the office personally or have your qualified representative do it for you. If your family also receives benefits based on your work and they underwent some changes, they should also inform the office about it.

Here are some of the changes that your local SSA office should know:

•    Beginning of work while receiving disability payments
You must tell the SSA your type of employment (regular or self-employed), the hours of work in a day and in a week, and the start and end of your daily work. You can still be entitled for disability benefits for up to nine months if you are still disabled.

•    Change in address and contacts
You must tell the SSA your new home address and contact numbers as soon as you are about to move to another location. This is to help your local office send important notices to the mailing address provided and for the update of your file. If you do not and the office contacts your previous address, the benefits that you’re currently receiving may cease.

•    Change in marital status
Depending on the kind of benefits you are receiving, a marriage, divorce, or a remarriage may affect your SSDI benefits.

•    Criminal charges
If you have a pending arrest warrant or have been incarcerated after being convicted of a crime, you may not receive your monthly payment on the month you are subjected to criminal actions.



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