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.

Bill (not verified)
Tue, 12/11/2018 - 10:54 Permalink

I receive disability for neuropathy can I still work 24 hrs a week driving a cab

rsg

In reply to by Bill (not verified)

Tue, 12/11/2018 - 16:54 Permalink

Hi Bill,

The amount of hours a week you work does not matter. You cannot make more than $850 a month. If you make more you will enter the Trial Work period.

Jen (not verified)
Thu, 03/14/2019 - 16:03 Permalink

My brother is on SSDI due to his bipolar disorder. Previously he was a hair stylist but could not sustain his occupation in a traditional salon due to the stress. He now works detailing cars at an autobody shop, and can only work less than 20 hours a week due to doctor's orders.

He has the opportunity to work 20 hours per week or less at a residential treatment center for boys, cutting the boys' hair, mostly buzz cuts. Very low stress compared to his previous life in the salon doing womens' hair, etc. Although we are worried that by returning to his "previous occupation" this could jepordize his SSDI. Your thoughts?

rsg

In reply to by Jen (not verified)

Thu, 03/14/2019 - 16:38 Permalink

Hi Jen,

If your brother makes less than $880 a month, then his benefits should be unaffected. Once he makes $880 or more, he will be entered into the trial work period.

Cyndi (not verified)
Tue, 04/02/2019 - 08:43 Permalink

Is it wise to work part time while on ssdi? I read that it will trigger a review and ssa may determine you can work full time even if you make under the sga amount

rsg

In reply to by Cyndi (not verified)

Wed, 04/03/2019 - 16:49 Permalink

Hi Cyndi,

If you begin to make over the SGA regularly, then it may trigger a review and you're benefits may be stopped. If you remain under the SGA then you should be fine.

Catherine (not verified)
Wed, 04/03/2019 - 09:26 Permalink

I get Social Security disability payments for bipolar, anxiety and agoraphobia. I have begun painting. Can I sell my paintings if I stay under the monthly income limit? I actually would make very little off of each painting after deducting what I spend on materials.

rsg

In reply to by Catherine (not verified)

Wed, 04/03/2019 - 17:00 Permalink

Hi Catherine,

As long as you stay under $880, you won't enter into the TWP. Your benefits won't be affected.

Karen (not verified)
Fri, 04/26/2019 - 03:35 Permalink

I am 60 years old I have copd after two to four hours I get very tired and makes it hard to breath I have also artheritis in my hands I have triger fingers I work as a janitor what do I need to do to apply for ssdi and still work two or three hours a day its to hard to breath working eight hours I have worked full time for over 40 years.i have a also s short family life history

pam (not verified)
Tue, 04/30/2019 - 20:14 Permalink

I am bipolar and on SSD, what is the difference between Trial Work Period amounts($880+) and SGA at ($1,180+) it is so confusing when you want to work part-time but do not want to go into TWP. One says you can make less than $1,180/mth in 2019 and the other says you can only make less than $880/mth+ in 2019 or it will affect you by putting you into a 9 month trial period. And once you pass that you lose your benefits. Please, what is the amount? Thank you for your time

rsg

In reply to by pam (not verified)

Wed, 05/01/2019 - 15:13 Permalink

Hi Pam,

As you mentioned if you make over $880 you are entered into the TWP. If during that 9 months you make the SGA or higher, you'll likely loose your benefits. If you make less than the SGA but more than $880, that month will be considered part of your TWP. It likely won't impact your benefits. This is all to my understanding, but the TWP and SGA is complex, so for a definitive answer, you can call the SSA at 1-800-772-1213.

Anonymous (not verified)
Mon, 05/06/2019 - 00:23 Permalink

Can my 19 year old son work if he get ssdi

Eric

In reply to by Anonymous (not verified)

Mon, 05/06/2019 - 16:25 Permalink

Hi There,

He can work and collect SSDI, but if he earns more than $771 a month it could trigger a trial work period.

JACK CLARK (not verified)
Mon, 09/16/2019 - 11:57 Permalink

I DRAW 750 A MONTH DISABILITY IF I WORK PART TIME MAKING 800 HUNDRED A MONTH WHICH IS BELOW SGA DO I HAVE TO REPORT EVERY MONTH MY EARINGS WHICH WILL NEVER
BE ABOVE THE SGA. IT IS REALLY HARD WITH ALL THE PAPER WORK INVOLVED TO REPORT EVERY MONTH YOUR EARNINGS, DO I HAVE TO REPORT EARNINGS EVERY MONTH

Reginald Keyes (not verified)
Wed, 11/13/2019 - 12:25 Permalink

I wanted to know if I could work part time, would it effect my benefits.

Leslie (not verified)
Sat, 11/23/2019 - 04:21 Permalink

Iam on social security can i work part time

mts

In reply to by Leslie (not verified)

Tue, 11/26/2019 - 16:31 Permalink

Hi Leslie,

You are able to work on SSDI, however it is likely that it will result in a partial reduction of your benefits roughly equal to half of the income you make during that month.

Lisa (not verified)
Tue, 11/26/2019 - 09:50 Permalink

Can a person work temporary elections (two weeks) without loosing benefits?

mts

In reply to by Lisa (not verified)

Tue, 11/26/2019 - 16:03 Permalink

Hi Lisa,

Yes, you are able to work however make sure that the SSA is aware of your additional income. What will most likely happen is that you will see a partial reduction of your benefits equivalent to about 1/2 of the money you make during that month.

Pamela (not verified)
Wed, 12/18/2019 - 15:52 Permalink

Can I still recieve my SSD if I take part time job of 24 hrs a week not getting enough money to live

rsg

In reply to by Pamela (not verified)

Fri, 12/20/2019 - 11:24 Permalink

Hi Pamela,

The SSA does not look a that hours your work, but rather how much income you receive. As long as you keep it under $910 for 2020 ($880 for 2019) then you won't enter the Trial Work Period or risk losing your benefits.

David (not verified)
Wed, 01/08/2020 - 20:22 Permalink

Last year I did some driving, 4 hours a month driving someone to the airport and back, I got around 175 a month doing that, i made around $2000...i was just given a 1099 for the year unexpectedly...do I give that in to ssdi? I didnt think I was going to get a 1099 from him...if I hand it in now will I get penalized by ssdi? If I just file my 1099 will ssdi find out through my filing?

mts

In reply to by David (not verified)

Fri, 01/10/2020 - 14:42 Permalink

Hi,

It is always best to keep the SSA informed of all of the income that you are making. Typically, the amount of time and money that was made should not come close the the climits and therefore your benefits should not be affected.

Anonymous (not verified)
Wed, 01/15/2020 - 02:35 Permalink

I am 74 yrs.old and receive 1,2 60 a month on disability if I can work some on Light work,how much can I make without loseing my disability,and woul I pay taxes on it

rsg

In reply to by Anonymous (not verified)

Wed, 01/15/2020 - 16:44 Permalink

Hi There,

As long as you make under $910 a month, you won't enter the Trial Work Period and your benefits should remain the same.

Abby (not verified)
Mon, 02/03/2020 - 15:04 Permalink

Hi I get $783.00 from SSI a month, if I want work 25 hours a week and I get paid 600 a month would that effect my ssi check?

kevin (not verified)
Fri, 03/06/2020 - 12:39 Permalink

I was working out with my wrestlers at the high school I work at and my shoulder gave out n my bicep is badly black and blue n severe pain. Would I be able to collect if I need surgery and have to be out and cant teach for a few months? Would I still be covered for medical benefits? I have my own but if they don't cover everything will ssdi help out. Thank you ahead of time.

rsg

In reply to by kevin (not verified)

Fri, 03/06/2020 - 12:59 Permalink

Hi Kevin,

In order to qualify for SSDI, you'll need to meet a Blue Book listing. Typically you'll need to be unable to work for at least one year. You can look over the Blue Book to see if you meet the medical qualifications. You can also try qualifying with an RFC (proving you can't work for at least one year even though you don't meet a Blue Book listing).

You'll also need to have enough work credits (earned by paying into Social Security disability benefits).

Me (not verified)
Mon, 07/13/2020 - 01:44 Permalink

I am 100% disabled / retired Veteran and I receive SSI. Am I still able to work without loosing my benefits?

mts

In reply to by Me (not verified)

Wed, 07/15/2020 - 11:01 Permalink

Hi,

You are able to work while receiving ssi, however your benefits will decrease. In general for every $2 that you earn, your benefits will decrease by about $1.

Jordan (not verified)
Mon, 08/10/2020 - 20:51 Permalink

Hi. I get ssi/ss but for the ssi i make 380 i am working now but only can do up to 25 hours. My job pay 7.25.....Will my ssi get trun off

rsg

In reply to by Jordan (not verified)

Fri, 08/14/2020 - 14:08 Permalink

Hi Jordan,

You'll need to make less than $810 a month. If you make more, you'll be entered into the Trial Work Period.

Jeff s (not verified)
Fri, 08/21/2020 - 09:40 Permalink

I started a part time food delivery job and get SSDI and make 700-800 a month will my benefits stop?

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