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 Lisa (not verified)

Fri, 01/13/2017 - 10:01 Permalink

Hi Lisa,
You can earn up to $840 a month before you would enter a trial work period. If you're eligible for Medicare and Medicaid, you may still be eligible if you work, but Medicaid rules can vary by state. In addition, you may lose the SSI payment due to increased income.

Jenn (not verified)
Wed, 01/11/2017 - 14:02 Permalink

I get SSDI but it's not enough to survive without the help from my mom. I think from what I understand you are allowed to make 1,130 per month in 2016 (before taxes right?) I plan on getting a part-time job if my doctors are OK with it. What if your job offers 401k? What if you want to get a used car? I am trying to save up for one so I can start getting out of the house. (To get a part-time job and maybe volunteer) Are those things possible and allowed? Unless I misunderstood I read in another website that you can't have any assets (house, car, money in the bank, 401k, stocks, etc). So does that mean I can't save up to buy a used car? I just don't want to lose my benefits because I am constantly running to doctors, therapists, etc but I think a part-time job would help me feel better.
Thank you!!

kiki (not verified)
Tue, 01/17/2017 - 19:23 Permalink

I am on permanent disability and waiting for a settlement from workmans comp. If or r when I receive the settlement will I loose my disability. I also have a brother who has mental disabilities and has to move into a home where he can be constantly monitored. If he moves in with me and pays rent and living expenses will I loose my disability?

Bryan

In reply to by kiki (not verified)

Wed, 01/18/2017 - 12:09 Permalink

Hi Kiki,
If you're getting SSDI, you may not have any change in your benefits because they are based on work record, rather than income or financial resources. However, if you're receiving SSI, you may have a change in benefits if your income changes.

Deborah Postle (not verified)
Wed, 01/18/2017 - 10:10 Permalink

I am on SSDI and I just got offered a part-time job, do I have to tell my employer that I am doing the TTW program? Do I just let SS know that I have a job and give them my earnings?

Dawn (not verified)
Thu, 01/19/2017 - 02:32 Permalink

I work only part time because I just had surgery Ona diabetic ulcer which was on bottom of my foot which has no big toe cause it got cut off by a lawn mower and half of my foot do I had to go down to 24 hrs a week instead of 40 hrs a week plus I have neuropathy and I make gross 1224 a mount will I be able to get ssdi I did apply for it

Bryan

In reply to by Dawn (not verified)

Thu, 01/19/2017 - 10:53 Permalink

Hi Dawn,
If you're unable to work due to your condition and you have the right work record, you may be eligible for benefits.

Angie (not verified)
Sat, 01/21/2017 - 21:56 Permalink

I draw a disability check each moth but was wondering if I could work to help make ends meet I have seizures and have had brain surgery

Bryan

In reply to by Angie (not verified)

Mon, 01/23/2017 - 10:12 Permalink

Hi Angie,
You may be able to, however it may be a good idea to contact the SSA office in you area for some more information about what you would be able to do.

mike (not verified)
Mon, 01/23/2017 - 12:08 Permalink

Someone who has a website pays me on occasion to do some research work. It doesn't take long and it is sporadic. He pays me $250 a month to be available to do this work. I can do it because there is no requirement to work at the task until it's done. I can work a little, take a break, and then come back to it. Will this affect my benefits?

Bryan

In reply to by mike (not verified)

Mon, 01/23/2017 - 14:08 Permalink

Hi Mike,
If you're receiving SSDI benefits, then it may not affect your benefits at all, however if you're receiving SSI the SSA may adjust your benefits based on your income.

Rudolph White (not verified)
Mon, 01/23/2017 - 16:26 Permalink

I'm currently getting SSID and I want to know what is the procedure and what do I have to have into the social service administration building for me to work what do you need from my boss

Bryan

In reply to by Rudolph White (not verified)

Tue, 01/24/2017 - 15:21 Permalink

Hi Rudolph,
You may not need to go to the Social Security Administration building, you can reach them at www.ssa.gov for more information.

Ran (not verified)
Wed, 01/25/2017 - 02:26 Permalink

I'm not sure how to post in a specific topic.
I can't find out if working PT and under SGA will raise my SSDI payment.
I know SSA does some kind of recalculation but I can find no real info.
I have a couple zero years, and two years with only a few hundred dollars
in each year in my work history.
ANY info appreciated!
Thanks

Anonymous (not verified)
Thu, 01/26/2017 - 01:12 Permalink

I work full time and have MS. I tried applying for disability twice and was denied. They stated that I was able to work. Can I apply for partial disability?

MBS (not verified)
Fri, 01/27/2017 - 11:56 Permalink

Do I qualify for unemployment benefits in the state of New Jersey, if I just lost my job and I am still within my 9-month "trial work period" of my SSDI? I am looking to get back to work asap. I was laid off from my new job after only 2.5 months, for no fault of my own. I do meet the minimum wage criteria using the alternate base period.

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