TN 24 (12-17)

NL 00725.450 “TWP” UTIs – Trial Work Period

TWPR01 Trial Work Period and Work Continuing

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 working 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 months benefits.

Fill-ins:

(1) FN/“you”

(2) “your”/“her”/“his”

(3) “your”/“her”/“his”

(4) “you”/“she”/“he”

(5) “work”/“works”

(6) Money amount *

(7) “have”/“has”

(8) Money amount *

(9) “you are”/“she is”/ “he is”

(10) FN, possessive/your

(11) 9 TWP service month/year *

(12) “your”/“her”/“his”

(13) “your”/“her”/“his”

(14) “you are”/“she is”/ “he is”

(15) “she”/“he”

(16) Current SGA amount *

(17) “you are”/“she is”/“he is”

(18) “your”/“her”/“his”

(19) “your”/“her”/“his”

(20) “you”/“she”/“he”

(21) “her”/“him”

(22) “you”/“she”/“he”

(*) indicates that the fill-in is manual

TWPR02 Trial Work Period and Work Ceased

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 working 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 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 no longer 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.

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