505.When are your disabled worker's benefits NOT paid?

You do not receive disabled worker's benefits for months during which you meet any of the following conditions:

  1. You are deported or removed from the U.S. under certain provisions of law (see 1841). For information on payments while you are outside the U.S., see http://www.socialsecurity.gov/pubs/10137.html;

  2. You are an alien who is outside the U.S. for more than six full calendar months in a row and you do not meet an exception to the alien nonpayment provisions (see 1843-1846). For information on payments while you are outside the U.S., see “Your Payments While You Are Outside the United States” at www.socialsecurity.gov/pubs/10137.html and the Payments Abroad Screening Tool at www.ssa.gov/international/payments_outsideUS.html;

  3. You are in a U.S. Treasury restricted country where we cannot send U.S. Government payments (see 1847-1849). For information on payments while you are outside the U.S., see “Your Payments While You Are Outside the United States” at www.socialsecurity.gov/pubs/10137.html;

  4. You are in an SSA restricted country and do not meet an exception (see 1847-1849). For information on payments while you are outside the U.S., see “Your Payments While You Are Outside the United States” at www.socialsecurity.gov/pubs/10137.html;

  5. You are entitled to disabled worker's benefits only because you turned 55 and are blind (see 507.4), and you are engaging in substantial gainful activity;

  6. You are imprisoned in the United States for conviction of a felony committed at any time;

    Note: You may still be eligible for benefits if you are participating in a rehabilitation program that has been specifically approved for you by a court of law. It must be expected that you will be able to engage in substantial gainful activity upon your release within a reasonable time. (See 1850.)

  7. You are engaging in substantial gainful activity following your completion of a trial work period (see 506 and 519), even though you may still have a disability; or

  8. You are living in the United States and you are neither a U.S. citizen nor an alien lawfully present.

Last Revised: Apr. 12, 2010