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 Terra Painter (not verified)

Mon, 06/27/2016 - 15:35 Permalink

Hi Terra,
You can work any amount of hours, but you may not be considered disabled if you earn enough for it to be counted as substantial gainful activity ( this is $1,130 a month)

Anonymous (not verified)
Fri, 07/15/2016 - 11:01 Permalink

can I work part-time while on ssdi. I've received 1482 a month

vmw

In reply to by Anonymous (not verified)

Fri, 07/15/2016 - 11:44 Permalink

You may be eligible to work part time but keep in mind you cannot earn more than $1,130 per month to remain on SSDI benefits. I would call the SSA directly at 1-800-772-1213 for more information. Hope this helps!

Mary Joan Dechick (not verified)
Sun, 07/17/2016 - 11:16 Permalink

I am on SSDI & have been since about 2007 I think. I had back surgery where they fused my spine 5 discs, straightened scoliosis & fixed some fractures in my back. I was in surgery for 10 hours it was a pretty long & involved surgery which really hasn't helped. So now we are trying a spinal implant. My question is I can't stand,sit,or walk far but would like to try to work a couple days a week like 4 hours. I'm wondering how that would affect my SSDI long term & short term.

Bryan

In reply to by Mary Joan Dechick (not verified)

Mon, 07/18/2016 - 11:56 Permalink

Hi Mary Joan,
working would only affect your SSDI if you were earning over $1,030 a month, so you may not have anything happen to your SSDI, short or long term.

Brandon (not verified)
Mon, 07/25/2016 - 01:07 Permalink

How much can I make a month while on ssdi?

Bryan

In reply to by Brandon (not verified)

Mon, 07/25/2016 - 15:03 Permalink

Hi Brandon,
You may be able to make up to $1,030 a month while on SSDI, however you would need to make sure that the work you are doing doesn't conflict with the disability determinations that the SSA had made.

Tasha (not verified)
Mon, 07/25/2016 - 14:48 Permalink

I receive ssd but i would like to try snd go to school. What should I do and how many hours can I attend and still receive my ssd?

Eric I (not verified)
Mon, 08/08/2016 - 16:42 Permalink

Is the $810 or $ 1130 figure before or after taxes?

Anonymous (not verified)
Thu, 08/11/2016 - 12:35 Permalink

Why file a fraud report with oig if nothing is going to be done about it. It's really sad how people can get over on this system and nobody cares but it causes parents like me who are doing the right thing, trying to provide for their family, it causes some real frustration. Why report fraud if nothing gets done about it?????????

Bryan

In reply to by Anonymous (not verified)

Fri, 08/12/2016 - 15:07 Permalink

Hi there,
The SSA does investigate claims of fraud every day! If you report, the SSA may follow up with it, it really depends on what information that they get.

Anonymous (not verified)

In reply to by Bryan

Fri, 10/07/2016 - 19:04 Permalink

Known fraud was reported and is still being committed. If they wanted to find information, they would. Ssd doesn't care, this whole world system is sad. The people doing right suffer and the ones doing wrong get over; how backwards is that.

Anonymous (not verified)

In reply to by Anonymous (not verified)

Wed, 10/26/2016 - 16:39 Permalink

Real sad. Report was filed. Nothing has been done. This person works construction 8-10 hours per day. Moved around June, bought another motorcycle some weeks ago, just bought a jaguar and still gets all his ssd benefits, while I supply our children's coverage, because the system accepts him saying he's disabled. Amazing!!!!!!!!! This system siva

Bryan

In reply to by Anonymous (not verified)

Thu, 10/27/2016 - 09:29 Permalink

Hi there,
I'm sorry to hear that! Don't worry, the SSA takes fraud seriously and will investigate allegations of benefits abuse.

Anonymous (not verified)

In reply to by Bryan

Tue, 11/08/2016 - 07:39 Permalink

Another question - since no one has investigated his ability to work, after he's purchase a house, his 3rd motorcycle and just recently bought a jaguar, (I'm sure he's still working) but, if he decides to "oversee" his crew and makes way over the ssd cash limit, is he supposed to still be eligible to receive benefits, according to ssd's guidelines? (I'm already blow away by ALL that he's gotten away with by I'd still like to know. And is I sound angry, I am because, as a parent, everything should not fall on me but this system........SAD

Bryan

In reply to by Anonymous (not verified)

Tue, 11/08/2016 - 09:16 Permalink

Hi there,
It's possible to have unearned income (like owning a business, and not working at it, stocks, bonds, ect) while on SSDI, and there is no limit to unearned income. SSDI benefits are not income based at all. However, SSI benefits are based on income and financial resources.

Anonymous (not verified)

In reply to by Bryan

Wed, 11/09/2016 - 07:30 Permalink

Thanks for that. I know he's working the jobs and he may be getting paid under the table or have everything in a business name. It doesn't matter anyway, nobody's checking into anything anyway while he milks this system by doing whatever and however he does.

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