I’m a 100% permanent and total disabled veteran, I also receive social security disability. I would like to return to college to finish my degree. It’s online only. Will I lose my benefits if I return to college?
There is no provision that you will lose your benefits automatically if you go to school, no. With that said, I always tell my clients that going to school is something that may come up upon review and be considered -- especially in Social Security cases -- when looking at whether there was any medical improvement. I would see if you qualify for some accommodations from your school, if possible, even if it's online only.
Also keep in mind that finishing your degree may change your educational background and allow you entry into certain types of work that can then be considered by Social Security if there is a future review. This is more case-specific and not an issue in all cases. So while the act of going to school does not affect your ability to continue receiving benefits, it is something that may be considered in a review down the line. Best of luck to you.
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