You are here

CAN I WORK AND STILL RECEIVE SSDI?

24 posts / 0 new
Last post
Anonymous
CAN I WORK AND STILL RECEIVE SSDI?
I RECEIVE SSDI DUE TO A PERMANTLY DISSABLED RIGHT ARM AND HAND (THAT IS WHY I TYPE IN ALL CAPS, I.E., ITS EASIER); I HAVE SEVERE BACK PAIN AND I HAVE DIFFICULTY WALKING AS A RESULT OF A BROKEN NECK (FRACTURE OF C5 & C6). I STILL WANT TO WORK THOUGH... DOING WHAT, I DON'T KNOW. CAN I WORK AND RECEIVE SSDI AND IS THERE AN INCOME LIMIT? GRANT FROM GEORGIA.
Offline
Last seen: 3 weeks 2 days ago
Joined: 11/29/2009 - 20:11
Disability Benefits While Working

Hello Grant,

It is possible to work with disability benefits however it is very important to pay close attention to the income limits so that your disability benefits are not discontinued. The following page discusses working while receiving disability benefits.

Chris

Julie
WORKING WHILE ON SSDI
I LIVE IN WASH STATE SSDI SAYS I CAN WORK BUT ONLY CAN MAKE 1,2OO A MONTH (NO MORE) OR YOU GET IN REAL TROUBLE,CHECK WITH YOUR STATE (AND THAT IS BE4 TAXES AND WATCH OUT FOR HOLIDAY PAY THAT COUNTS TO !!
Anonymous
pretty much can do everything and still recieving disability
There's this guy that lives in the apt complex and receiving disability with his son. Hes says that he has a back problem and can't walk but pretty much he can walk long distance and just the other day he was working on the air condition on roof on two story building. can this person receive benefits when he can pretty much do everything? I'm sure he can push a broom again like he use too.
Anonymous
Ticket to Work
There is a program for those on disability called Ticket to Work. If you qualify, it will pay for retraining, even a college degree, with the intention of getting you back into the work force. You can keep your disability income, and your Medicare, for a certain amount of time, and stay on the roll for even more time, to make sure your new career/job is secure. I used it, and am very happy to have done so. I have not found work yet, but will eventually. I stay in touch with my voc rehab rep and will tell him as soon as I am working. Check this program out with your state vocational rehabilitation people, at the Department of Human Services. In my opinion, it is a very, very good thing.
Anonymous
The amount of your benifits
What determines the amount of money you get on a monthly basis. Are you suppose to get a cost of living increase every year.
Anonymous
Collecting SSI and SSDI
Can a person claim and get both Social Security Insurance and Social Security Disability Insurance?
Anonymous
Unable to rcv. SSDI - and should can anyone help?
My wife was recently (2 years ago) diagnosed with Lupus and Fibromyalgia. She has been sick for about 25 years but the doctors could not diagnose her and called it "Idiopathic" she is bed ridden most every day and gets out if she is lucky a couple days a week. Since she was unable to work but the doctors could not diagnose she was unable to file for SSDI etc. Now that they figured out what she has she is told it is too late to file because she has not worked in 25 years. Was told that if she filed when she was first sick she would have been eligible however they did not know whatwas wrong with her. Have seen an attourney and he said she cannot file because it is too late. How is this fair, she was working as a Physicians assistant and home healthcare provider until she became ill. But because the medical community (many of them) could not dianose Lupus 25 years ago it is her fault and she has to suffer. I am a disabled Veteran and until a year or so ago I was able to support us but now my disabilty is getting worse and I too cannot work. I am thinking on applying but that does not help my wifes medical needs. Her medical bills and medications are far too much for me anymore. Can anyone tell me if there is a way to get her qualified for SSDI?
jd
SSI
She should be able to get SSI,and help from DSHS.
YjRich
Can I work and still collect my disability?
My husband's income is not great and neither is my disability. Can I work part-time and still collect my benefits? If so, how much can I earn? I found a site that told me $1040 per month, but I don't believe that.
Offline
Last seen: 8 months 2 weeks ago
Joined: 09/19/2012 - 11:09
Substantial Gainful Activity
There are specific regulations about working. The Substantial Gainful Activity amount is $1,040 a month. This means that if a person earns more than this amount, the Social Security Administration will no longer consider that person to be disabled. Before doing any type of work, I would call your local Social Security representative to make sure you will not compromise your benefits.
Steve Ruberg
Limit on number of jobs while receiving SSDI?
I know there is an income limit for those receiving SSDI. Is there a limit on the number of jobs one can work?
James Thompson
If I start working part-time
If I start working part-time how much money can I earn a month/year?
lgg
Offline
Last seen: 1 month 5 days ago
Joined: 06/12/2014 - 16:22
Reply: If I start working part-time
Hi James! If you start working part-time while being on disability benefits, you can't make more than $1,000 per month. If you'd like more information, visit our Substantial Gainful Activity page.
Anonymous
I work $9.00 an hours i get
I work $9.00 an hours i get 39 hours
lgg
Offline
Last seen: 1 month 5 days ago
Joined: 06/12/2014 - 16:22
$9/hour and 39 hours

If you earn $9/hour and work 39 hours/month, that would mean you earn $351/month. This means you would meet the eligibility requirements. In 2014, if you are disabled and are applying for SSDI, you cannot earn more than $1,070/month by working. You can, however, earn money from investments, interest or a spouses income.

Anonymous
I have been approved for ssdi
I have been approved for ssdi but my benefits will not start until October. If I started a part time job and stayed under the SGA amount could that cause a problem with my benefits?
lgg
Offline
Last seen: 1 month 5 days ago
Joined: 06/12/2014 - 16:22
Hello there, thank you for
Hello there, thank you for your question. Since SSDI isn't based off needs, but on your previous work history, retaining a part time job under the SGA amount shouldn't cause a problem with your benefits.
Joh Wichman
If a relative is collecting
If a relative is collecting SSI can they work and how many hours a week they work or how much can they collect in wages
lgg
Offline
Last seen: 1 month 5 days ago
Joined: 06/12/2014 - 16:22
In order to be eligible for

In order to be eligible for SSI in the first place, an individual needs to be considered disabled and cannot perform substantial gainful activity, meaning the disabled individual cannot make more than $1,070 per month. The SSA could reduce the benefits received by the disabled individual by subtracting part of the income from the monthly payments.


If your relative would like to go back to work, the SSA provides many work incentives programs. You can find out more on the SSA's website on the SSDI and SSI employment Supports page.

Floyd Parker
i started getting SSDI Aug.
i started getting SSDI Aug. 2014 , i signed up in Feb. 2014 , with the 5 month waiting period i did not recieve any back pay . i told the doctor i had been having trouble for some time and it is documented in my medical records appr. 5 years prior to getting SSDI . Should i be intitled to 12 months back pay .
lgg
Offline
Last seen: 1 month 5 days ago
Joined: 06/12/2014 - 16:22
Hi Floyd, thank you for your
Hi Floyd, thank you for your question. You will be entitled to 12 months of back pay if the examiner or judge determines that your onset date is 17 months or more prior to the application date. You can read more about back pay at our Social Security Back Pay page.
Jean
If i get sdi can I still get
If i get sdi can I still get a job to supplement it
lgg
Offline
Last seen: 1 month 5 days ago
Joined: 06/12/2014 - 16:22
Hi Jean, you could
Hi Jean, you could potentially work a job that does not count as substantial gainful activity while receiving SSDI. Please visit our Substantial Gainful Activity page to learn more.

Add new comment