How many hours can you work if on disability

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Tue, 06/17/2014 - 12:57

How many hours are you allowed to work if on disability

Caitlin (not verified)
Tue, 08/06/2019 - 18:53 Permalink

I want to get a part time job and I'm on SSA and SSI. I am aware of the 2019 SGA. Im confused as to how many hours can you work because you cant exceed that limit. Is that with your benefits plus the money you get from work. Or just from working alone. If that makes sense.


In reply to by Caitlin (not verified)

Wed, 08/07/2019 - 17:28 Permalink

Hi Caitlin,

It's your earned income from working, not including your benefits. So if you work and make over $880 a month excluding your benefits, then you'll enter the Trial Work Period.

Tasha (not verified)

In reply to by Caitlin (not verified)

Thu, 02/13/2020 - 15:54 Permalink

Can I get a part time job if my SSID is only 618.00 if so how much can I make or how many hours can I work


In reply to by Tasha (not verified)

Thu, 02/13/2020 - 16:25 Permalink

Hi Tasha,

If you make over $910, you'll be entered into the Trial Work Program. Your safest bet is to make below that amount, unless you'd like to enroll in TWP.

Jen (not verified)
Wed, 08/21/2019 - 18:36 Permalink

Hi...the answers have been helpful but just so i know if im making around 945 total every 2 weeks which is well over the 880 limit for the ssdi how much will i be losing from my benefits


In reply to by Jen (not verified)

Thu, 08/22/2019 - 17:00 Permalink

Hi Jen,

There's a chance you'd lose your benefits entirely. The current Substantial Gainful Allowance (SGA) is $1,220. If you're making $945 every two weeks then you'll be making over the monthly SGA. The SSA may re-evaluate your case and find that since you can make over the SGA, you are no longer eligible for benefits.

Valerie Gonzalez (not verified)
Thu, 08/22/2019 - 03:01 Permalink

I just got back on disability and am receiving $813 every other week. My job was very demanding and I couldn’t do the tasks anymore due to my Addison’s Disease. However, that income isn’t enough for living. I am a licensed caregiver also, that requires just watching over my patient. Am I able to work part time and still collect my disability benefits?

Aziza (not verified)
Wed, 09/18/2019 - 21:41 Permalink

Hi I get 631In month from ssDi I and I work part time job my gross is 1200 effect my disability check

Mary Ann Lennon (not verified)
Wed, 09/25/2019 - 04:43 Permalink

So if i get ssi an work making less then 880 a month they won't reduce my benefits is that correct

Quenna (not verified)
Wed, 09/25/2019 - 18:55 Permalink

My ssid check is $771 how many hr can i work and not let it affect my check

Donna (not verified)
Wed, 10/02/2019 - 14:45 Permalink

My husband is on disability. How would this affect my husband if I go back to work?


In reply to by Donna (not verified)

Wed, 10/02/2019 - 16:11 Permalink

Hi Donna,

It depends on what type of disability benefit he is on. If he is receiving SSDI then he should be fine. If he is receiving SSI then your income may reduce or stop his benefits.

Debbie (not verified)
Wed, 10/16/2019 - 13:40 Permalink

I am 64 years old been on disability for 5 years but I need to get out of the house because i am to isolated just need to meet people can I work a part time job working like 12 hours a week


In reply to by Debbie (not verified)

Wed, 10/16/2019 - 14:36 Permalink

Hi Debbie,

The number of hours you work does not matter. You need to make less than $880/month or you'll enter the Trial Work Program.

Jim (not verified)
Thu, 10/17/2019 - 15:04 Permalink

I'm on disability I make 891 a month can't make ends meet how much can I make without it affecting my disability.

Deb (not verified)
Thu, 11/07/2019 - 09:46 Permalink

If I made less than $880, do I need to report the income?

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