What happens if I receive disability and then return to work?

You will need to notify Social Security promptly if you receive Social Security Disability Insurance benefits or Supplemental Security Income assistance and your level of work activity changes. You have an obligation to report the changes. You will need to notify SSA if you resume work or your work duties or pay have changed. The SSA will give you a receipt showing that you have fulfilled your obligation.

If claims reviewers determine that you no longer qualify for disability benefits due to medical improvement or your ability to work at a level considered substantial gainful activity, your benefits will be stopped. The decision is typically effective in the month you receive a written notice.