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.

Ro (not verified)
Sun, 02/26/2017 - 01:35 Permalink

I have been receiving SSDI for 5 years now. I want a part-time work and have been sent paper work from SSA about a ticket to work. I have an up coming interview and I have not worked since 2007. In 2011 I suffered from Congestive Heart Failure. If I work 15 hours I week will I still receive my SSDI of $1240? Because I tire easily and this is a work from job.

Bryan

In reply to by Ro (not verified)

Tue, 02/28/2017 - 14:08 Permalink

Hi Ro,
There is not limit for hours worked with SSDI, however if you make over the SGA of $1140 a month, you may become ineligible for benefits based on your income.

Faye8998 (not verified)
Tue, 02/28/2017 - 09:58 Permalink

I have serve thyroid problems, I was borned without a thyroid gland and of course on thyroid meds, but have issues with my health because of it, now much older my weight and other issues are a problem can I qualify for disability just on thyroid issues alone, I'm considered obese and very hard every day to do my job, my memory is not like it use to be and my job proformance is going down hill because I can not preform my job duties like I once did I'm already 56 yrs old. Just wanted to know if I could qualify before I even apply because from what I have been reading some ppl Reponses this can take a long time, and I think I might be losing my job because I just can not my job anymore due just hard to stand for long periods of time and my memory just can not remember what my boss tells me anymore and think they are getting aggravated with me

mother mary (not verified)
Wed, 03/01/2017 - 20:51 Permalink

iam on ssd thinking about working part time do i have to contact ssa and would my employer know i am on ssd

Christine (not verified)
Thu, 03/02/2017 - 16:44 Permalink

Please help! I am 59 years old with SSDI benefits since 2001 for single household. My concern: At what point does SSA determine a trial period if I need to work part-time? What is this 5 year period you speak of, EPE, etc.? How will I know that my disability benefits are not jeopardized? You have said that if you don't go over the SGA, your benefits will continue. For how long? Doesn't SSA know how much you make when you file a 1099 with an employer? Is that when the trial period starts? I am so confused. Thanks...

Deblynnrae (not verified)
Sun, 03/05/2017 - 10:05 Permalink

so how soon after you know you are approved, will I get any$ . from reading a lot of peoples questions and answers seems like a long time. I never gave them my banking information over the phone or on paper so I know it just will not appear in my checking account will there be forms for me to be filled out or something. should I be contacting them now or just wait to see if I was approved , do they still mail checks to your house or is it only electronic deposit now ?

Deanna

In reply to by Deblynnrae (not verified)

Tue, 03/07/2017 - 08:34 Permalink

Hi Deblynnrae,
It will often take 4 months to receive your first payment after getting approved, but it may be less if it took you a while to be approved.

Anonymous (not verified)
Sun, 03/05/2017 - 13:42 Permalink

I live in Wisconsin can I work if I receive ssdi

Eric

In reply to by Anonymous (not verified)

Mon, 03/06/2017 - 16:56 Permalink

Hello,

You can only if it doesn't exceed the 2017 SGA. In 2017, that amount is $1,170 for non-blind disabled applicants, and $1,950 for blind applicants.

Best of Luck,
Eric

Brenda (not verified)
Tue, 03/07/2017 - 11:51 Permalink

I make $825 on ssdi and have been disabled since 2011 due to my epilepsy and a permanent ankle injury. Both of my parents don't work and have someone from the county saying I can get pd to take care of them. How many hrs can I work without losing my benefits?5

Eric

In reply to by Brenda (not verified)

Tue, 03/07/2017 - 16:21 Permalink

Hi Brenda,

The number of hours doesn'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

Karen (not verified)
Sat, 03/11/2017 - 01:52 Permalink

Hi,
I am on ssdi and have been since 2009. In 2010 I began working parttime from home for an attorney in another state who offered to pay me $10,000 per year. I did hardly no work at all each month, but could not get paid anything until the case was settled. The case was settled 5 years later and I was paid a lump sum of $44,000 which amounted to $833.33 each month. I received the check in January 2016 and didnt report it until 2017 in March. Will I have to pay any of my benefits back for failure to report it?

Lynn (not verified)
Thu, 03/16/2017 - 17:34 Permalink

I worked Made over the limit for 5 months I no longer work. I only works for 5 months I did not report I worked. will I have to pay, I filed my 2016 taxes reported to ssa was 18k please advise next review is 10/19

Bryan

In reply to by Lynn (not verified)

Mon, 03/20/2017 - 10:16 Permalink

Hi there,
You may want to report this to the SSA, you may be able to earn over the SGA limit for a limited time while receiving benefits.

Anymous (not verified)
Wed, 03/29/2017 - 21:11 Permalink

I found out I only have 30percent lung capacity due to COPD.would I qualify?

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