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.

Marci (not verified)
Mon, 04/03/2017 - 11:10 Permalink

I have been on disability for 5 years due to a back injury at work.I was wondering if i could work pt and do i have to report it to ssi and let them know. And how many hours can i work? I really need to work.

Eric

In reply to by Marci (not verified)

Mon, 04/03/2017 - 15:02 Permalink

Hi Marci,

Yes, you definitely need to report the income to the SSA.

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

Tracy (not verified)
Thu, 04/06/2017 - 15:25 Permalink

I'm on soc sec disability and get 966 monthly now if I were to take a part time job how much can I bring home? Is the $1170 total or on top of my check?

Anonymous (not verified)
Thu, 04/13/2017 - 13:04 Permalink

Hi I just wanted to know is I'm on ssi can I work part time

Bryan

In reply to by Anonymous (not verified)

Mon, 04/17/2017 - 14:08 Permalink

Hi there,
You may be able to do so, however it may be a good idea to contact your local SSA office just to check in regarding any restrictions in working that you may have.

Anthony (not verified)
Fri, 04/14/2017 - 14:58 Permalink

I am a functional disabled person. I was born with a spinal defect and was diangosed with hydrocephalus and I have a shunt in my head. I was thinking about applying for a job to work part time and I wanted to know how many hours can I work without having my SSI decrease or cut? 25hours?

Bryan

In reply to by Anthony (not verified)

Mon, 04/17/2017 - 14:09 Permalink

Hi Anthony,
The SSA would modify your benefits based on income rather than hours, you would have a reduction of one dollar for every two that you make at work.

Anthony (not verified)
Fri, 04/14/2017 - 15:00 Permalink

I do get a lot of back pains here and there though and sometimes need to go to the hospital but still want to work.

Anonymous (not verified)
Sun, 04/16/2017 - 11:24 Permalink

If I worked for 7 weeks above the SGA limit, but was then fired 5 days after explaining why I kept asking for accommodations (although of course they used a different excuse to fire me), then 5 days after I got fired- I received a letter in the mail saying that I was approved for ssdi... Will my failed attempt to work screw me? Also, I was told to just make sure to give all the details of what happened when they ask, but there's no need to report it yet since it was an unsuccessful work attempt anyway. Is this correct advice or will I get in trouble for not immediately reporting It? What could happen?

Laurie Walters (not verified)
Thu, 04/20/2017 - 16:16 Permalink

Can I receive dissability insurance if I've only worked for 5 months ?

Bryan

In reply to by Laurie Walters (not verified)

Mon, 04/24/2017 - 15:49 Permalink

Hi Laurie,
You may not have a sufficient amount of work credits to be considered eligible for benefits.

Anonymous (not verified)
Fri, 04/21/2017 - 18:56 Permalink

I'm deaf I have HIV and pain n my left leg but I get ssd r ssi but can I still work and get ssi r ssd

Bryan

In reply to by Anonymous (not verified)

Mon, 04/24/2017 - 14:30 Permalink

Hi there,
Yes, you may be able to do so, however it may be a good idea to contact your local SSA office regarding this as they can give you detailed info about that that would be specific to your case.

Steven (not verified)
Tue, 04/25/2017 - 23:14 Permalink

I have been on ssdi since 08 i have emphysema diabities severe sleep apnea high blood pressure few other thing .got26 percent of my lungs .end of 36months never worked over substantial gainville activity. But cant survive with out a part time job .cant never will beable hold full time job.can i still work part time job with out hurting my ssdi.

Bryan

In reply to by Steven (not verified)

Wed, 04/26/2017 - 09:27 Permalink

Hi Steven,
Yes, you would be able to work a part time job while receiving SSDI, however there are restrictions regarding this. You may want to contact your local SSA office regarding this.

Heather (not verified)
Fri, 04/28/2017 - 22:26 Permalink

When I talked to a lady from ssa I was told that I could work a part time job and make 1,096 in a month if I make over that then my ssd would drop down but I also got told by a tax company that I couldn't make over $500 a month. Here is the odd part my mom called and talked to ssa cuz she was trying to get ssd and they told her that she can't make over 1130 a month and that includes her ssd so when we were talking I told her I got told differently that I can make up to 1096 and that wouldn't affect my ssd but she swears that I would only be able to make just over 300 a month. Please help and let know if I'm correct or she's correct.

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