CAN I WORK AND STILL RECEIVE SSDI?

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Fri, 04/22/2011 - 11:28

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.

Bryan

In reply to by Lois (not verified)

Fri, 12/30/2016 - 09:36 Permalink

Hi Lois,
You may be able to keep your job after 9 months if the SSA determines that you have not completed a Trial Work Period.

harold (not verified)
Fri, 12/30/2016 - 00:41 Permalink

If I got a setlement for having a falling accident. The settlement is 4500.00 would this affect my ssdi .

Bryan

In reply to by harold (not verified)

Fri, 12/30/2016 - 09:23 Permalink

Hi Harold,
If you're receiving SSDI, it would not affect your benefits as they are based on your work record rather than your income or resources.

Anonymous (not verified)
Sun, 01/01/2017 - 14:38 Permalink

How do I qualify for ssdi? I'm on ssi,I have hydrocephalus, epilepsy, anxiety, and short term memory loss,fine motor loss in my right arm. I really wanna work,cause my anxiety is really high, when I'm sitting at home doing nothing or taking care of my boys. I need answers like asap

Bryan

In reply to by Anonymous (not verified)

Mon, 01/09/2017 - 09:34 Permalink

Hi there,
SSDI benefits are provided based on work record, so you would need to have the appropriate work history to qualify for SSDI.

Debbie (not verified)
Mon, 01/02/2017 - 16:20 Permalink

I receive SS disability and I work part time from home answering the phone for my daughters company, the hours very. I earn under 1,130.00 a month will they take away or deduct money I earn from my check after the 9 month period.

Bryan

In reply to by Debbie (not verified)

Thu, 01/05/2017 - 11:25 Permalink

Hi Debbie,
if you're receiving benefits based off of your work record, then the SSA may not change your benefits due to that income. However, if you are in a Trial Work Period the SSA may cancel benefits after nine months of earning over $840.

Just Wondering.... (not verified)
Tue, 01/03/2017 - 12:00 Permalink

I have been considered disabled since 2011. I know that I am not able to work because my conditions are so unpredictable. I am sick more that I am well. On those occasions that I feel well enough, can I do surveys, etc. and get paid for doing them. How much am I allowed to make? I do not want to have any SSDI earnings taken away, because I do not know how often I could even work. Could I make, maybe, $300-$500 without reducing my SSDI income.

Thank you!
I am so confused!

Bryan

In reply to by Just Wondering.... (not verified)

Thu, 01/05/2017 - 11:16 Permalink

Hi there,
yes, you may be able to make $300-500 a month in earned income if it does not contradict the SSA's determinations about your occupational ability and if you are receiving benefits based off of your work record.

Anonomus (not verified)
Tue, 01/03/2017 - 12:15 Permalink

I get 871.30 SSDI after they take out Medicare. part a and b. I'm not able to live on that as I have to pay rent electricity etc...
I am in the process with dshs to possibly getting the medicare help. Where the A and b wouldn't be taken out. So I can get both is that correct. !!? Also what if I can get a very limited part time job. I have a tough time sitting and or standing all the time. I'm totally disabled due to a car accident. Memory loss too and it's so embarrassing. I don't want to have my Ssdi taken away. I am trying to find something to help pay the bills I can't even find that. It's hard to find anything in my small town Please help. Before and after $$ on above questions. Thank you

Bryan

In reply to by Anonomus (not verified)

Mon, 01/09/2017 - 09:31 Permalink

Hi there,
Yes, you may be able to get Medicare Parts A and B subsidized by your state, which may allow you to receive those benefits without a premium.

Julie (not verified)
Wed, 01/04/2017 - 16:07 Permalink

My Dr limited my work week to 24 hrs. A week...I make 9 a hr that's 864 a month and my lawyer at gallon and tatacs says I will not be approved for disability because I DO work..as long as I work even if it's only 1 hr a month that's 9 dollars a month you will NOT win disability just because I DO work even though DR says I can't work more than 24 hrs a week...now if I was to quit my job ..be jobless..win disability THAN I could work 24 hrs a week..but as long as I'm working while they are making decision they will NOT approve it

Bryan

In reply to by Julie (not verified)

Wed, 01/18/2017 - 12:10 Permalink

Hi Julie,
I'm sorry to hear about that! It's true, the SSA may only approve you for benefits if you have a demonstrated inability to work.

Brianna G. (not verified)
Sat, 01/07/2017 - 20:38 Permalink

I have been receiving ssi for 10 yrs BC of kidney failure so I am married so my husband gets paid 341.00 a week and I get 651.50 a month and I have a part time job making 12.00 as n hr will I lose my check

Bryan

In reply to by Brianna G. (not verified)

Mon, 01/09/2017 - 09:32 Permalink

Hi Brianna,
You may be able to keep that check and still work, but it may be a good idea to contact your local social security office regarding this as they can help you make sure that you're working within the limits that the SSA sets.

Michelle Brunell (not verified)
Sun, 01/08/2017 - 18:37 Permalink

I make 1458 monthly on ssdi. I may have the opportunity to go back to work 8 to 12 hours a week. If i get the job can i keep the job forever with out losing ssdi benefits. The most i would make is around 400 per month. I am completely disabled with mental health issues.

Bryan

In reply to by Michelle Brunell (not verified)

Mon, 01/09/2017 - 09:35 Permalink

HI Michelle,
That's great! You may want to contact the SSA regarding any earnings that you make, just to be on the safe side.

Michelle (not verified)
Mon, 01/09/2017 - 22:00 Permalink

If I receive SSID benefits. And I stayed working for Uber. Do I have to report my weekly earnings or do I wait until the end of the year when I go my taxes. Because you don't have taxes taken out until the end of the year?

Bryan

In reply to by Michelle (not verified)

Tue, 01/10/2017 - 11:35 Permalink

Hi Michelle,
Even though you're an independent contractor, you may want to report your earnings at least monthly. It's probably a good idea to contact your local SSA office, they can give you information about what your reporting requirements would be.

Lisa (not verified)
Tue, 01/10/2017 - 17:11 Permalink

I only receive $745.00 in addition I also receive $8.00 SSI pymt. I'm considering a part time job . There are a couple of things i need to know . How much can I earn without even be considered a TWP? And right now I'm dual eligible insurance wise will working this little job effect my cover?

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