Social Security Disability and the Trial Work Period

Social Security Disability and the Trial Work Period


The SSA allows you nine trial work months during any five-year period. Generally, you will not be entitled to another trial work period once you have used these nine months. However, if your disability benefits end due to working and you later qualify for benefits again by submitting a new application or through expedited reinstatement, you may be allotted an additional trial work period. If you become eligible for benefits due to a granted application for expedited reinstatement, you will qualify for a new trial work period two years (24 months) after the reinstatement of your benefits.


Further, if five years or more have passed since a given trial month, that trial month is no longer counted. As a result, your entitlement to a nine month trial period may start over, and you may actually receive more than nine trial work months.


Social Security Disability Lawyers in Philadelphia


If you’re attempting to return to work and have any questions about your disability benefits and the trial work period, contact our Social Security Disability lawyers today.


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