Is this benefit for the rest of my life?

The Social Security Administration will review a person's eligibility for benefits periodically. During the review process, Social Security will send a questionnaire for you to complete, outlining your current medical sources as well as providing information about your current condition. You will continue to receive benefits as your medical records are obtained and a final determination is made. If you receive a disability cessation notice from Social Security, that notice must be protested within 10 days to continue receiving ongoing benefits pending the outcome of the appeal.

You may lose your benefits if you return to work after you begin receiving Social Security disability benefits. You may continue to receive your Social Security disability benefits for a period of nine months (during a rolling 60-month period), which is considered a trial return to work period.