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


In reply to by Christopher Michaels (not verified)

Thu, 07/06/2017 - 16:58 Permalink

Hi Christopher,
Your state can add supplemental benefits to the 733, and it may not count against the federal benefit.

Christopher Michaels (not verified)

In reply to by Bryan

Sun, 07/09/2017 - 19:26 Permalink

So when on SSI, you Can Not Have ANY Earnings above the $733. So you live on $733 nothing else? Maybe food assistance but no money other than the $733 from SSI?


In reply to by Christopher Michaels (not verified)

Mon, 07/10/2017 - 09:27 Permalink

Hi Christopher,
That is not correct. Many people are still eligible for benefits even if they work, but the SSA would reduce their benefits one dollar for every two that they make.

Jim metteer (not verified)

In reply to by Bryan

Mon, 02/18/2019 - 09:00 Permalink

You got wrong info.. SSA and SSI is different.. SSA AND SSDI are same..


In reply to by Jim metteer (not verified)

Mon, 02/18/2019 - 16:19 Permalink

Hi Jim,

SSI and SSDI are the two different disability benefits that are provided by the Social Security Administration (SSA). Hope that clears things up!

James (not verified)
Sun, 11/06/2016 - 21:05 Permalink

Is there a limit on hours per day you can work or does it only apply to weekly hours


In reply to by James (not verified)

Mon, 11/07/2016 - 10:01 Permalink

Hi James,
there is no limit on hours worked for disability benefits, however there are limits on monthly income.

Lynne (not verified)
Mon, 11/21/2016 - 12:37 Permalink

I see you tell people a dollar amount per month. My question is, Is that dollar amount in ADDITION to what they are receiving already from SSDI. Or does that dollar amount inlude the SSDI? Thank you!


In reply to by Lynne (not verified)

Mon, 11/21/2016 - 16:52 Permalink

Hi Lynne,
That is total earned income, and it does not include the benefit check you would receive.

Michael (not verified)

In reply to by Bryan

Tue, 01/31/2017 - 14:37 Permalink

Thanks for the answer on that question

Rogermix (not verified)
Sat, 12/03/2016 - 18:44 Permalink

Is there a nine month period where you can make all you want and it not effect your SSD


In reply to by Rogermix (not verified)

Mon, 12/05/2016 - 10:49 Permalink

Hi there,
That period is referred to as a trial work period, and it is intended to enable people on SSDI benefits to return to work without affecting their benefits during that transition process.

Diana Felix (not verified)
Mon, 12/05/2016 - 08:37 Permalink

What is the limit you can make while being on ssi


In reply to by Diana Felix (not verified)

Tue, 12/06/2016 - 12:35 Permalink

hi Diana,
Generally you would need less that $2,000 in resources and less than $733 a month in income.

joe hebert (not verified)
Mon, 12/05/2016 - 18:21 Permalink

i am disabled for life and recieve ssdi can i make like 400 a week when im able


In reply to by joe hebert (not verified)

Tue, 12/06/2016 - 12:34 Permalink

Hi Joe,
You may be able to if you are doing work that does not go against the SSA's determination of disability. You may want to contact the SSA if you do start working again just to make sure that your new job does not conflict with that.

Ragga (not verified)
Mon, 12/12/2016 - 22:37 Permalink

What happens to your SSI or SSDI if you work seasonally say 8 months out of the year $1800/month?


In reply to by Ragga (not verified)

Tue, 12/13/2016 - 09:21 Permalink

Hi Ragga,
You may become ineligible for benefits, as that may indicate that you are able to work, and both benefits are only intended for people who are unable to make a living without those benefits.

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