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 MBS (not verified)

Fri, 01/27/2017 - 14:06 Permalink

Hi there,
You may want to contact the unemployment office for New Jersey, they may be able to let you know what you would be eligible for as far as unemployment benefits.

Liz (not verified)
Fri, 01/27/2017 - 15:23 Permalink

If I receive a social security survivors check I'm I able to work 40 hours a week

Bryan

In reply to by Liz (not verified)

Wed, 02/01/2017 - 09:32 Permalink

Hi Liz,
If you're receiving it due to the death of a loved one, then you may not have restrictions on income or work.

La'cedra (not verified)
Tue, 01/31/2017 - 22:34 Permalink

I have been cut from SSI benefits because I'm doing good in special education classes with a and b but I have ADHD and PTSD emotional distress and anxiety it's hard for me to consintrate I suffer from depression I never had a job and I can't cook I never lived alone some does everything for me and I don't understand I gave them all the paperwork so I am applying the SSI thing because not or rwright I need help I am going to job Corps after highschool because I won't do good in college right away I am in senior year highschool 18teen

Bryan

In reply to by La'cedra (not verified)

Wed, 02/01/2017 - 09:34 Permalink

Hi La'cedra,
You may be able to apply again, as it seems that you had been receiving it based on your parent's income. You may want to contact your local social security office, they can help you apply for benefits and explain your eligibility.

Cathy (not verified)
Wed, 02/01/2017 - 08:25 Permalink

I have been disabled since the age of 3. My mother started receiving ssi for me at age 15 (I can't remember the amount). After my father died, I found out I could receive the death benefits because I was disabled before I was 21. It was $255.00 a month because he didn't work much. So my question is why the ssa stopped those payments after I started working. I was told back then (in 2006) that it would never be affected.

Bryan

In reply to by Cathy (not verified)

Thu, 02/02/2017 - 12:59 Permalink

Hi Cathy,
They are generally not affected, however if you are able to earn over $1,170 a month, you may not be considered eligible due to your ability to do Substantial Gainful Activity.

deborah lynn mudd (not verified)
Wed, 02/01/2017 - 11:45 Permalink

I am on s.s.d. and was wanting to take a small job sitting with a lady in a wheelchair. how many hours could I work a month?

Eric

In reply to by deborah lynn mudd (not verified)

Wed, 02/01/2017 - 16:28 Permalink

Hi Deborah,

The number of hours don't matter, as long as it doesn't exceed the substantial gain activity (SGA). The SGA for 2017 is $1,170/month or $1,920/month if you are blind.

Best Wishes,
Eric

asking for a friend (not verified)
Tue, 02/07/2017 - 18:00 Permalink

A friend of mine has been receiving ssd for some time now. He wants to go back to work full time. Can he do this and still have his medicare or will he lose all benefits?

Bryan

In reply to by asking for a friend (not verified)

Wed, 02/08/2017 - 09:41 Permalink

Hi there,
Your friend would still be eligible for medicare for about 8 1/2 years if they return to work, even if their SSDI benefits are cancelled.

Bonnie (not verified)
Mon, 02/13/2017 - 18:56 Permalink

I have SSDI and receive $939.00 per month benefits. I would like to try to work part time at a at home job. How much earnings( from this part time job) can I make before I would loose my SSDI?

Ali (not verified)
Mon, 02/13/2017 - 21:05 Permalink

I am confused about the whole TWP of 9 months at $810(?) But not going over $1140. So if i understand this right.. I can work for 9 months up to a total of 36 months making the $810 amount but not going over the $1140 amount or I will lose my SSDI payments until I make under that amount..then they will reinstate my SSDI payment for that month and 2 following months even if I go over that amount but then it will be taken away again? I can stay under the $810amount and not worry but if I go over it is a TWP so I can make berween $810 & $1140 for 36 months before they consider that I am not disabled and take away my SSDI money or go over the $1140 and they take it away?

Bryan

In reply to by Ali (not verified)

Fri, 02/17/2017 - 10:37 Permalink

Hi Ali,
You can make more than the SSA's figure of $1,140 while in a TWP, however after you complete the trial work period, you would only be eligible for benefits for months where you made less that that figure, for 36 months.

Bill (not verified)
Thu, 02/16/2017 - 12:53 Permalink

Currently I am receiving SSDI payments. Can my spouse make any additional income?

Eric

In reply to by Bill (not verified)

Thu, 02/16/2017 - 16:18 Permalink

Hi Bill,

Yes your spouse can. You were approved for SSD based on your own work history and current medical condition; therefore, your spouse’s income or current employment status has absolutely nothing to do with your SSDI benefits.

Best Wishes,
Eric

Kristi (not verified)
Mon, 02/20/2017 - 13:36 Permalink

I am wanting to try to re-enter the workforce. I am going to use the TWP. Is there forms I need to fill out or do I need to contact ss directly?

Bryan

In reply to by Kristi (not verified)

Mon, 02/20/2017 - 17:03 Permalink

Hi Kristi,
As far as I'm aware, it automatically starts after any month that you earn over $840 ( in 2017). You may want to contact the SSA regardless, as they can give you specific information about your case.

Pete (not verified)
Mon, 02/20/2017 - 22:05 Permalink

I work part time for my local school district 9 months out of the year I have kidney failure My income is slightly over the maximum for some of the months during the school year but for a twelve month period it is under the maximum amount allowed to make I have dialysis and barely get by now

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