Helping Benefit Recipients Go Back To Work

The attorneys at Zerbe Garner Blondell & Weldon LLP help people with the process of applying for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) benefits. However, our representation does not end there.

The Trial Work Period And Extended Period Of Eligibility

We act as your trusted advocate. We educate benefits recipients about all aspects of their claims, including how to work without jeopardizing their disability payments.

The trial work period (TWP) and extended period of eligibility (EPE) exist to encourage and allow SSDI recipients to work while receiving full benefits. TWP involves nine consecutive or nonconsecutive months over 60 months during which disability recipients can experiment with working. EPE lasts 36 months, during which full benefits continue as long as recipients remain disabled and earn less than the substantial gainful activity (SGA) threshold.

Complex rules and regulations exist for both the TWP and EPE. For example, the Social Security Administration places income thresholds for individuals and the self-employed. Recipients must also communicate their monthly earnings to the Social Security Administration.

For claimants in Indiana, Kentucky and Ohio, we answer your questions and ensure compliance with Social Security Administration regulations.

Contact Zerbe Garner Blondell & Weldon LLP

Do not make any decisions that could jeopardize your eligibility for SSDI benefits. For more information on the TWP and EPE programs or to schedule a consultation, call us at 812-551-0436. You can also contact us online.