Originally Posted by BlueSkies14
I was re-reading your post. Am I correct in that you got a lumpsum for the time they considered you disabled but you never received monthly SSDI checks because you did go back to work in pain?
yes I got approved got paid the back lump sum but was back to work in pain for a little over a year at that point so had no monthly checks the time back was considered my trial period but was sent a letter about a 60 month extended period eligibility which I did see this below which I cut and pasted. So I was trying to figure out what this entailed. If anyone knew how to go about it or has needed to do it.
Can I get my SSDI check back again if I lose my job after the trial work period?
It depends on whether Social Security thinks you are still disabled. During the three months after your trial work period, Social Security will look at your medical records to see if your health has improved enough that you are no longer considered disabled. If Social Security finds that you are still disabled, then you will be covered under what Social Security calls an "Extended Period of Eligibility" for the next 60 months. You will automatically be eligible for your SSDI check in any month during the Extended Period of Eligibility in which your earnings drop below $980.
On the other hand, if Social Security looks at your medical records and decides that they show "medical improvement" then they will send you a notice saying that they no longer consider you disabled. Then the only way you will be able to get your SSDI benefits back will be by appealing (and winning) or applying all over again.
I found this on another site but don't understand it too much