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When does my disability benefit end?

The department may require comprehensive medical or psychological examinations to reevaluate your continued eligibility for disability benefits. For catastrophic benefits the department may also require or offer to provide comprehensive vocational examinations and/or submission of earnings information to evaluate your continued eligibility. You are required to contact the department if your medical/vocational or financial situation changes.
(1) Your duty or nonduty disability benefit will cease if:
(a) You return to work in a LEOFF-eligible position; or
(b) Medical examination reveals that you are no longer totally incapacitated for employment in a LEOFF-eligible position and you are no longer entitled to workers' compensation benefits under Title 51 RCW.
(2) Your catastrophic disability benefit will cease if:
(a) You return to work in a LEOFF-eligible position;
(b) Medical/vocational examination, or other information commonly available or provided to the department by an employer, reveals that your disability no longer prevents you from performing substantial gainful activity; or
(c) Your earnings exceed the threshold for substantial gainful activity.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 41.50.050. WSR 18-13-078, ยง 415-104-486, filed 6/15/18, effective 7/16/18.]
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