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Protecting disability benefits

For many residents in Tennessee, Social Security Disability Benefits are a lifesaver. That is true after retirement and if a person cannot work due to some disability. However, there are certain cases in which the SSD benefits may be discontinued. Therefore, it is important for people to understand how to retain their benefits and which steps to follow if they wish to receive those benefits without interruption.

If a person owes any money to the government, the SSD benefits may be withdrawn. That may also happen if the person has an unpaid student loan. Usually, creditors may not recover debt by affecting the SSD benefits, but the Internal Revenue Service can take extreme measures and do that. In fact, 15 percent of the SSD benefits can be used to recover a tax debt. Irrespective of how old a debt is, the debt can put SSD benefits at risk. Thus, it is advisable to clear all debts as soon as possible, and maintain a good credit record so that the SSD benefits are not in jeopardy during the time when the person needs them the most.

It is also important for a person to pay child support or alimony, if that is the case, on a timely basis, and if there are federally backed home loans, the person should repay those without delay. The Social Security Administration conducts periodic checks to figure out whether the people receiving SSD benefits are still eligible to receive the same. So, if it is determined that a person is recovering and is capable of working, the SSD benefits may be discontinued. In addition, if a person stops receiving medical treatment and is unable to produce medical documents that verify the claim for the medical condition, the SSD benefits may be discontinued by the SSA.

If a person's income is more than $1,090 per month, the government will probably discontinue the SSD benefits. Earnings of other family members, a felony conviction or a prison term are also reasons behind the withdrawal of SSD benefits. However, if a person feels that the SSD benefits have been discontinued unfairly, the person may wish to consult an attorney to learn about the next steps.

Source:, "How You Can Lose Your Social Security Benefits," Hal. M. Bundrick, Accessed on June 26, 2015

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