The EPE affects the ending date of the period of disability for payments in some cases
of persons who complete a 9-month TWP and engage in SGA. The period of disability
for these persons ends with the last month disability cash benefits are payable.
The period of disability of a disabled individual can end with the later of the:
Second month after the month disability ceases due to SGA, or
Last month of payment for persons whose benefits are reinstated during the EPE after
the SGA cessation.
2. Medical-Related Ending
If a person's impairment is not disabling at some time after the 9-month TWP is completed,
the period of disability will end with the earlier of the:
Second month after the month the impairment is not disabling.
Last month of payment based on SGA.