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.

Wayne Kuypers (not verified)
Tue, 05/16/2017 - 17:06 Permalink

Hi,
I am on SSDI since 2014, diagnosed with HIV/AIDS and neuropathy. I have an SSDI income of $2079 after med is taken out.
There is an opportunity to make some small amount of money (less than $125 per week) delivering food and/or walking dogs.
This is a perfect job because I can work when I'm ok or not work that day when I feel lousy and which is why I'm on disability.
Can I do this? Can I have this type of job?
Thanks.

Bryan

In reply to by Wayne Kuypers (not verified)

Wed, 05/17/2017 - 09:29 Permalink

Hi Wayne,
You may be able to. If in doubt, you may want to contact your local SSA office regarding this.

Bryan

In reply to by Wayne Kuypers (not verified)

Wed, 05/17/2017 - 09:29 Permalink

Hi Wayne,
You may be able to. If in doubt, you may want to contact your local SSA office regarding this.

Terrance (not verified)
Tue, 05/16/2017 - 18:20 Permalink

I have a question if I get paid every two weeks at my security job I am on disability can I work about 35 hours which will add up to be 70 hours for two weeks. Then the next two week work about a good 16 hours so I Won't go over my limit for the month. Can that be possible to do make one big check then make one small check amount. Do I need to only work three days.. My monthly limit is 1,170 any answer out there...

Terrance (not verified)
Tue, 05/16/2017 - 19:42 Permalink

I am on dialysis due to kidney failure I receive 1,045 a month from ssdi. If my income at my job is around 1,000 a month and my SGA is 1,170 what I can make am I making to much or am I okay. I only get paid 9.25 an hour at my security job. Do social security monitor your days and hours that you work or do they look at how much you bring home for the whole month. How much I shouldn't go over for the month...

Kathleen (not verified)
Sat, 05/20/2017 - 22:54 Permalink

Hello my question ....my ex receives ssdi total amount 730 a month he states that ssdi says he can not work even part time ...he's been on it about 6 yrs for a mental issue true ??

Bryan

In reply to by Kathleen (not verified)

Tue, 05/23/2017 - 17:08 Permalink

HI Kathleen,
Many SSDI recipients are able to work in some capacity, however there may be restrictions on what work someone would be able to do. We really could not verify or deny his ability to work, as we are not affiliated with the SSA.

gregg (not verified)
Mon, 05/22/2017 - 17:10 Permalink

i am 56 on ssdi, looking to work part time, how much can i earn without losing my benifits
and do i have to contact ss

Rsy (not verified)
Tue, 05/23/2017 - 21:14 Permalink

I have ssdi and would like to try to work a few hours a wk. It would definitely be under the sga limit. I'm worried that I will lose my ssdi because I read a few places that SS could still consider me able to work. I'm very frightened about even trying. I read that it's not as simple as makeing under or over the sga limit.Please offer some advice.

Eric

In reply to by Rsy (not verified)

Fri, 05/26/2017 - 14:09 Permalink

Hello,
Many SSDI recipients are able to work in some capacity, however there may be restrictions on what work someone would be able to do.

Best Wishes,
Eric

Sandi (not verified)
Wed, 05/31/2017 - 09:50 Permalink

I make $1341 per month in SSDI. How much can i make if i take on a part time job.

Bryan

In reply to by Sandi (not verified)

Wed, 05/31/2017 - 14:12 Permalink

Hi Sandi,
You may be able to make up to $840 before the month is considered a Trial Work Period month. If you have 9 Trial Work period months in a five year period, you may lose eligibility for benefits while you are working.

Susie (not verified)
Thu, 06/01/2017 - 14:34 Permalink

I started back to work in sept 2016 I called social security when I got the job and recently because I thought I was on a ticket to work. I received a payment in June. Am I on a different program. I make over the maximum amount income'

Eric

In reply to by Susie (not verified)

Fri, 06/02/2017 - 15:06 Permalink

Hi Susie,

I would recommend speaking to a representative from the SSA regarding your matter. 1-800-772-1213.

Best Wishes,
Eric

Sam (not verified)
Mon, 06/05/2017 - 09:18 Permalink

I was diagnosed with ms in 2011 and receive ssdi. I have recently returned to work part-time 12 hrs a week doing activities with senior citizens in a senior living community. This job has been very therapeutic for me mentally and has given me some self value and helped pay my bills. I do not take any medications for my illness. Is it possible for ssdi to have me re-evaluated and determine that I could work full-time and take away my benefit? Do they ever use surveillance to justify this action? This is very stressful, because the thought of losing my benefit would be a major problem for me. Thank you.

Bryan

In reply to by Sam (not verified)

Mon, 06/05/2017 - 15:07 Permalink

Hi Sam,
The SSA may re-evaluate cases periodically as part of their normal procedures, however from what you've described, you may not have any issue with the SSA determining that you're able to work.

Sam (not verified)
Mon, 06/05/2017 - 17:12 Permalink

Hi Bryan,
Thank you for the response. Do you know types of cases and the procedures used by the SSA that they periodically evaluate?

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