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 Bonnie (not verified)

Fri, 11/04/2016 - 09:32 Permalink

Hi Bonnie,
If you're receiving benefits based off of your income, you may have a reduction of one dollar for every two dollars that you earn for the months that you earn them.

Victora (not verified)
Mon, 11/07/2016 - 07:32 Permalink

Hi I have been working now for 4 months ia
M on ssdi I did not tell ssa I only make 200 dollars every two weeks will they find out iam scared to tell them I do not want to lose my benefits

Bryan

In reply to by Victora (not verified)

Mon, 11/07/2016 - 09:41 Permalink

Hi Victoria,
It's a good idea to tell the SSA that you are earning income, but SSDI benefits are based off of work record rather than income.

Ly (not verified)
Thu, 11/10/2016 - 01:46 Permalink

Hi, i have been receiving SSDI for alzheimer for 20 years. can i work as an inhome service person for 700.00 a month and still receive my full SSDI benefit?
thanks

Dorothy (not verified)
Mon, 11/14/2016 - 07:14 Permalink

I have not worked for 23 months due to my disability, I have been offered a part time job, 15 hours per week, to help an elderly person on and off the toilet. Will I loose my benifets if I accept this position?

Bryan

In reply to by Dorothy (not verified)

Mon, 11/14/2016 - 09:32 Permalink

Hi Dorothy,
It may be a good idea to contact the SSA regarding this so that you do not lose your disability, you can contact them at 1-800-772-1213

Anonymous (not verified)
Mon, 11/14/2016 - 16:43 Permalink

I have had double spinal surgery suffer from depression also have f ybromyalga on loads of mediation and will be for the rest of my life can only work part time would I be able to claim any disability allowance

Veronica Ventrice (not verified)
Sun, 11/20/2016 - 22:51 Permalink

i was offered a very small partime job just so im not bored it would only be about 10 hours a week can i do it being on ssd and extra help for my meds

Bryan

In reply to by Veronica Ventrice (not verified)

Mon, 11/21/2016 - 16:43 Permalink

Hi Veronica,
Yes, you may be able work at this job without losing your benefits, however if you are on SSI benefits then your benefit may be reduced one dollar for every two you earn.

James (not verified)
Mon, 11/21/2016 - 06:46 Permalink

Hello I have been receiving ssdi since 2008. I am a lower left leg amputee and suffer from ptsd. I just tried returning to work unsuccessfully. I work for about five months at a shop and for three of those months I made over $1300 a month. Will I lose my benefits? I need to try to return to work because my wife had a vape pen explode in her face last February and we are in real danger of losing our apartment and winding up on the streets. We barely eat as it is and our gas is set to turn off tomorrow..

Bryan

In reply to by James (not verified)

Mon, 11/21/2016 - 16:53 Permalink

Hi James,
You may not lose your benefits, as it is possible to earn over the Substantial Gainful Activity Limit of $1,130 while on a trial work period. It may be a good idea to contact the SSA regarding the trial work period, they can help you figure out exactly what you would need to do.

Anonymous (not verified)
Wed, 11/23/2016 - 07:55 Permalink

What if you go over income limit

Juli (not verified)
Wed, 11/23/2016 - 14:38 Permalink

I have just been awarded ssdi but it only comes to about 680.00 per month. Recently the job I had to leave three plus years ago called me and want me to come back part time and are willing to work around my limitations. If I go back how much can I earn a month without messing up my benefits?

Deanna

In reply to by Juli (not verified)

Mon, 11/28/2016 - 12:21 Permalink

Hi Juli,
I wouldn't recommend earning more than $800 per month, as you could trigger a "Trial Work Period" and lose your benefits eventually. Anything under that should be safe.

Jeremy (not verified)
Fri, 11/25/2016 - 15:55 Permalink

I have started working at a supermarket doing a very non stressful job. I'm working about 23 hours a week at $8.10 an hour. Do I need to worry about losing my ssdi? Also I get paid bi weekly how does social security figure out how much of my check goes to what month? Thanks

Deanna

In reply to by Jeremy (not verified)

Mon, 11/28/2016 - 12:22 Permalink

Hi Jeremy,
Right now you're right on the edge--you shouldn't have your benefits be affected, but if you earn more or work a couple more hours, you may trigger a "Trial Work Period," which is where the SSA sees you're working and could potentially take away your benefits if you continue to earn a decent income.

Jeremy (not verified)
Fri, 11/25/2016 - 16:08 Permalink

Is vacation pay figured into the sga calculation

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