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What events must you report to the Social Security Administration?
If you receive Social Security benefits based on a disability (or if you have a period of disability), you must notify the Social Security Administration of any of the following events:
Your disabling condition improves;
Your work status changes, such as:
You begin working (employment or self-employment);
You stop working (employment or self-employment);
You increase your work activity;
Your income increases; or
Your disability-related work expenses change or stop.
When you report changes in your work activity to us, we will give you a receipt to verify that you have properly fulfilled your obligation to report. Keep this receipt with all of your other important papers from Social Security.
You apply for payments under a workers' compensation program or, where applicable, a disability program;
You receive an increase or decrease in the amount of payment under a workers' compensation program or, where applicable, a public disability program;
You receive a lump-sum settlement under a workers' compensation program or a public disability program;
Your workers' compensation and/or public disability payments stop (see §504); or
You are confined within the U.S. for the conviction of a felony.
Last Revised: Jul. 24, 2006
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