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.

John (not verified)
Mon, 10/17/2016 - 05:55 Permalink

Can I rent out a room in my house to help pay my medical expenses and still get SSDI?

What is the most you can make in Oregon on SSDI and qualify for extra help for medicine on SSDI

Can I do odd jobs occasionally and still get my SSDI to help pay for my medicine?

Bryan

In reply to by John (not verified)

Mon, 10/17/2016 - 13:41 Permalink

Hi John,
Yes, you may be able to do so and receive income as a landlord, however you may want to contact the SSA and the office that administers medicaid in Oregon to find out if you would still qualify for benefits.

Len (not verified)
Mon, 10/17/2016 - 08:33 Permalink

Hi when u are doing the try period which is 9 months do u have to report it to ssa even if u are just making 500 a month iam on ssdi

Amy (not verified)
Mon, 10/17/2016 - 09:39 Permalink

Thank you, Bryan. I have been in touch with Social Security. I have exhausted all of my trial work periods as I have been trying, for some time, to return to work but have been unsuccessful. I believe I am in a better position to make this work but fear, if it doesn't, that I will not be able to collect benefits again. I have heard that you can get your benefits back. Is that true?

Bryan

In reply to by Amy (not verified)

Mon, 10/17/2016 - 13:38 Permalink

Hi Amy,
You may be able to have your benefits reinstated after a successful trial work period, you may be eligible for up to five years after successfully going back to work.

Nicky (not verified)
Mon, 10/17/2016 - 23:04 Permalink

I was wanting to know I get 780 month ssdi the trial work how much can I make and still get benefits and does it count against me if I have a review could I lose my benefits

Bryan

In reply to by Nicky (not verified)

Tue, 10/18/2016 - 09:55 Permalink

Hi Nicky,
In your case it may be a good idea to contact the SSA before seeking work to make sure of your eligibility for benefits while working.

savitri (not verified)
Tue, 10/18/2016 - 12:50 Permalink

how many hours can a disable person work and receive ssi?

Bryan

In reply to by savitri (not verified)

Tue, 10/18/2016 - 13:08 Permalink

Hi Savitri,
There are not set hours that you can work, you would just need to earn less than the SSI income limit to maintain eligibility.

Jane (not verified)
Fri, 10/28/2016 - 08:31 Permalink

Hi how many hour can u work while receiveing ssdi and do u have to report the hour to ssa

Bryan

In reply to by Jane (not verified)

Fri, 10/28/2016 - 09:05 Permalink

Hi Jane,
You can work any number of hours you want, however the amount of income that you can earn would be capped at less that 1,130 a month. It may be a good idea to contact the SSA if you plan on working while on disability benefits.

Mandi (not verified)
Fri, 10/28/2016 - 23:24 Permalink

I get SSDI ! However the letter said it was determined j may get better and will get reevaluated in a couple months! I'm in ticket to work ! Getting wsyunder 810 a month! I was diagnosed with osteo arthritis today in both knees! Rewuirtkng shots , a script for a cane and handicap placard! Should I tell ssa about new diagnosis ?

Deanna

In reply to by Mandi (not verified)

Mon, 10/31/2016 - 16:45 Permalink

Hi Mandi,
I am sorry to hear that! Evaluations are not always related to the Ticket to Work program--they occur every 1, 3, or 7 years for most disability recipients. I would absolutely fill in the SSA on any updated medical information.

catie (not verified)
Sun, 10/30/2016 - 19:11 Permalink

All these answers that you can work under SGA and keep benefits. I have done extensive research online and it says that if you get called for a medical review, you could very well lose the ssdi because if you can work, it very well may show your condition has improved over your initial determination, where you could not work for at least the following 12 months? very confusing.

Deanna

In reply to by catie (not verified)

Mon, 10/31/2016 - 16:45 Permalink

Hi Catie,
Medical reviews happen regardless of how much income you earn, either every year, 3 years, or 7 years. So long as your disability is just as severe as when you were approved, you should be just fine.

Anonymous (not verified)
Sun, 10/30/2016 - 22:16 Permalink

Hey i get ssi for my son who has adhd i just started working 22 hours a week as a hha will ssi lower my son cheack do i have to tell them

Deanna

In reply to by Anonymous (not verified)

Mon, 10/31/2016 - 16:47 Permalink

Hi there,
This will definitely lower your son's SSI check. Any income will affect SSI benefits, aside from the first $60 earned in a month and infrequent payments. All in all, someone on SSI can make around $1,500 per month before losing SSI benefits completely (although I'd never recommend this, as the SSA will seriously question your inability to work).

Bonnie (not verified)
Fri, 11/04/2016 - 02:29 Permalink

I am on disability. I have started a seasonal job. Just till jan or feb. It is just $10 hour till dec 2nd. I am having a hard time working. Very painful. But will this hurt my benefits

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