What if I return to work prior to a hearing?

You are entitled to Social Security Disability benefits if your disability is either expected to result in death or expected to last or has lasted for a continuous period of 12 months. If you have been off of work for at least 12 months as a result of disabling condition or conditions and then you return to work, you may still be entitled to receive what is called a "closed period of disability" from Social Security.