Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Fri, 10/14/2011 - 12:35

Can you be working while applying for social security disability?

leaundrea slade (not verified)
Tue, 10/27/2015 - 13:28 Permalink

I hear voices


In reply to by leaundrea slade (not verified)

Wed, 10/28/2015 - 09:33 Permalink

Hi Leaundrea,
That's not good. Have you been diagnosed with a mental disability? You will need an accurate diagnosis to have a good chance of being approved for benefits.

Rita N Biah (not verified)
Thu, 11/05/2015 - 21:02 Permalink

my appointment was today on behalf of my daughter Catherine Duo, but the person I talk to did not understand me, he cancel the call


In reply to by Rita N Biah (not verified)

Fri, 11/06/2015 - 09:20 Permalink

Hi Rita,
I am sorry to hear that. We are not affiliated with the SSA so there is unfortunately nothing we can do to rectify the matter.

keri riedel (not verified)
Thu, 11/12/2015 - 03:30 Permalink

I just recently was diagnosed ptsd. And am currently living in hope house i am 30 years old and was diagnosed bipolar with major high anxiaty, and chronically depressed, add, adhd,ocd, that was when i was around 14 when went to crittiton. I used to recieve ssi atleast over 5 years ago, it stopped coming because i was young and had stopped taking my medication, pls get back with me i need someones help pls. Thanks so much


In reply to by keri riedel (not verified)

Thu, 11/12/2015 - 13:00 Permalink

Hi Keri,
If you were disqualified from SSI benefits, the only way you'll be able to become qualified again would be to continue taking medications or doing the activities you did once on SSI benefits.

jillian (not verified)
Mon, 12/07/2015 - 08:50 Permalink

Hi. I have ptsd anxiety depression and ADHD.I have trouble keeping a job do to all of this. I'm not sure what to do


In reply to by jillian (not verified)

Fri, 12/11/2015 - 13:16 Permalink

Hi Jillian,
Sorry to hear that. If you have a job now, you will not be able to apply for benefits. You have to be so disabled you cannot work at all to qualify.

Jennifer (not verified)
Mon, 02/22/2016 - 14:51 Permalink

My 4 year old daughter has been diagnosed with a developmental delay, including adhd and anxiety. My husband has been out of work to since she was three to take care of her including therapy and Dr. Apts. Can I file a claim for her disability? and if so how do I file?


In reply to by Jennifer (not verified)

Fri, 03/04/2016 - 10:53 Permalink

Hi Jennifer,
It seems like you can, however I would consult the SSA regarding your eligibility, they also have resources about applying for SSI benefits for children as well. You can find the Child Disability Starter Kit Here:
Child Disability Starter Kit

amran uddin (not verified)
Mon, 02/29/2016 - 22:48 Permalink

i get work authorization can i apply for my social security?


In reply to by amran uddin (not verified)

Fri, 03/04/2016 - 10:56 Permalink

Hi Amran,
We're not affiliated with the SSA, I would contact them for more information regarding work authorization and social security. You can contact them at

Anonymous (not verified)
Wed, 01/11/2017 - 17:24 Permalink

2of my children have ADHD and have been taking medication for a few years now.when I get a job it is hard to keep it because no one wants to watch my children because they are so hyper and dnt listen and I was wondering if I can receive SSI for my children

Synda Jensen (not verified)
Sun, 07/09/2017 - 11:52 Permalink

If I'm 75% deaf in my left ear and after my surgery I will lost my hearing in my right ear do I qualify


In reply to by Synda Jensen (not verified)

Mon, 07/10/2017 - 09:28 Permalink

Hi Synda,

I am so sorry to hear that. You may be eligible to qualify for Social Security benefits.


Samuel Levi (not verified)
Mon, 09/11/2017 - 02:16 Permalink

I think yes.

kuualoha (not verified)
Fri, 12/01/2017 - 15:44 Permalink

do i qualify?
i have a breathing problem thats severe

jenean (not verified)
Mon, 01/01/2018 - 18:39 Permalink

I have bone deterioration, arthritis in neck and part of back, bone spur, spine is separating in between disks, neck area spine is twisting, numbness and tingling all limbs, pinched nerves, scoliosis, low blood pressure
physical therapy to build strength in limbs and continued testings
thank you for your time

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