The United States recently received some rather good news about our Disability Income program, reversing a significant drain on the economy:
About 1.5 million Americans applied for disability benefits last year, which is the lowest number since 2002. Government officials say that number may be even lower this year. The total number of workers who received benefits in May was 8.63 million, dropping from a record height of 8.96 million in September 2014.
So what happens to the eligibility when someone in the program goes back to work? Are they kicked out? Can they reapply for the same medical condition even if by showing they could get a job should in theory demonstrate that their disability isn't a barrier to employment?