BASIC (05-11)

NL 00720.365 TWP Trial Work Period

TWPR01 TRIAL WORK PERIOD - WORK CONTINUING (W48)

(Requested)

Caption: Your Benefits

The Social Security law provides a trial work period so that  (1)  can test  (2)  ability to work, despite  (3)  impairment, without losing benefits. The trial work period may last as long as 9 months in which  (4)   (5)  for earnings of more than  (6)  a month or  (7)  self-employment earnings of  (8)  a month or spend more than 80 hours a month in self-employment. These 9 trial work service months, as they are called, may be consecutive or they may be separated by months in which  (9)  not work at all.

According to the information reported to us,  (10)  ninth service month will be  (11) . At that time you will be contacted for further information about  (12)  work and the amount of earnings.  (13)  case will then be reviewed to see whether  (14)  still disabled within the meaning of the law. A person's disability ends if  (15)  becomes able to do substantial gainful work. (At the present time, earnings over  (16)  a month will be considered substantial and gainful.) If it is determined that  (17)  still disabled,  (18)  benefits will continue. If  (19)  disability ends,  (20)  will receive benefits for an additional 3 months. The law also provides that entitlement to disability benefits shall end if it is determined that an individual's medical condition is no longer severe enough to prevent  (21)  from working. In such cases, the trial work period ends upon recovery. However, even if the trial work period is thus ended  (22)  will receive 3 additional month's benefits.

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Choice 1: you

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TWPR02 TRIAL WORK PERIOD - WORK CEASED (W49)

(Requested)

Caption: Your Benefits

Social Security law provides a trial work period so that  (1)  can test  (2)  ability to work, despite  (3)  impairment, without losing benefits. The trial work period may last as long as 9 months in which  (4)   (5)  for earnings of more than  (6)  a month or  (7)  self-employment earnings of  (8)  a month or spend more than 80 hours a month in self-employment. These 9 trial work service months, as they are called, may be consecutive or they may be separated by months in which  (9)  not work at all. At the end of these 9 months, a person's case is reviewed to see whether  (10)  is still disabled within the meaning of the law. Disability ends if a person becomes able to do substantial gainful work. (At the present time, earnings over  (11)  a month will be considered substantial and gainful.) If it is determined that a person is still disabled, benefits will continue. If disability ends, benefits will be paid for 3 additional months.

The law also provides that entitlement to disability benefits shall end if it is determined that an individual's medical condition is not severe enough to prevent  (12)  from working. In such cases, the trial work period ends upon recovery. However, even if the trial work period is thus ended, benefits will be paid for 3 additional months.

The information reported to us shows that  (13)  worked in  (14)   (15)  of  (16)  trial work period. You should notify us promptly if you believe that  (17)  recovered from  (18)  disability or  (19)  returned to any type of work.

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Choice 1: work

Choice 2: works

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Choice 1: have

Choice 2: has

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Choice 3: the children's

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TWP elapsed service months

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Choice 3: he

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NL 00720.365 - TWP Trial Work Period - 05/20/2011
Batch run: 05/20/2011
Rev:05/20/2011