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 Sam (not verified)

Tue, 06/06/2017 - 12:21 Permalink

Hi Sam,
They may evaluate cases at random.

Theresa (not verified)
Tue, 06/06/2017 - 12:58 Permalink

Have a friend who receives SSDI she also receives money for her dependent daughter. Her daughter has a part time job. Does anyone know who much her daughter can earn per month before it would affect her mothers SSDI check?

Bryan

In reply to by Theresa (not verified)

Tue, 06/06/2017 - 14:15 Permalink

Hi Theresa,
The child's part time job may not affect her mother's SSDI benefits as those are based on the mother's work record, not household income. Additionally, any limitations on work that the mother would have would not apply to the child.

Anonymous (not verified)
Fri, 06/09/2017 - 15:31 Permalink

I been on ssdi for 3 years I have chronic leukemia. And collect 1.56.00dollars.the offer me a job that make 1.600 dollars can I do it?

Larry (not verified)
Mon, 06/19/2017 - 11:20 Permalink

My wife is currently receiving ssdi. Starting in around 2008 for bipolar with depression. She obviously is not able to go back to work at all. Is there any benifit to applying for ssdi without partial.

Eric

In reply to by Larry (not verified)

Mon, 06/19/2017 - 16:55 Permalink

Hi Larry,

Well, you can apply for benefits under your wife's behalf. You could qualify for back pay too.

-Eric

Larry (not verified)

In reply to by Eric

Mon, 06/19/2017 - 18:08 Permalink

Not sure we understand each other, I am still currently working and able. My wife is not and is currently on ssdi partial. Is it a benefit for her to apply for ssdi without the partial as she is not and will not ever be able to work again.

Bryan

In reply to by Larry (not verified)

Tue, 06/20/2017 - 09:15 Permalink

HI Larry,
You may want to contact the SSA about your wife's status in the SSDI program, as they would know if she is on SSDI, and it's not clear that she is as there is no "partial" SSDI benefits. If her benefits are based on her income, she would be on SSI benefits which would be a different program.

Sally M (not verified)
Fri, 06/23/2017 - 16:49 Permalink

Hello. I receive SSDI $2016 and my dependent son, 17, receives $1063, Can he work part-time? He sees all his friends working and is so anxious to join the work force. I'm proud that he wants to work, but I cannot afford to lose his payments as of yet. We are in Florida.
Thanks!

Steve (not verified)
Sat, 06/24/2017 - 23:06 Permalink

My name is Steve I have cerebral palsy, I can walk, and drive, I do work year round but seasonally and I have a few questions.
1.) in 2017 under the SGA a Disabled (Non blind) can make $1170 a month, a Visually impaired individual (blind ) can $1950 a month, I'm sorry I'm not trying to put anyone down but I think that is wrong, I think a Disabled (physically or mentally) -non blind should be allowed to make at least $1600 a month. Why has this not been changed?
2.) if I made over $1170 a month after my 9 month trail why would my benefits be taken away ? Making $14000 year is below the poverty line making $1860 month is the federal standard in 2017-18 for one person in my state. Why would they take away someone's benefits if they are disabled for life? (My benefits are not being taken away.) These are questions because I want to work more without losing my benefits.

Bryan

In reply to by Steve (not verified)

Mon, 06/26/2017 - 13:21 Permalink

1) I really could not say as we are not affiliated with the SSA or the federal government and would not have that information.

2) If you complete a trial work period, you would not be eligible for benefits for any month that you earn over SGA.

Buzz A. (not verified)
Sun, 06/25/2017 - 19:46 Permalink

My brother had a stroke in 2011 and has been receiving SSDI payments as is his daughter. He has fully recovered from the effects of his stroke and is planning on returning to work full time. He understands that if he returns to work full time he will forfeit his disability payments. His question is about the payments his daughter receives. If he returns to work, will she continue to receive her payments? He has gotten conflicting information about this from SSI.

Bryan

In reply to by Buzz A. (not verified)

Mon, 06/26/2017 - 13:22 Permalink

Hi Buzz,
His daughter would not receive those benefits as she receives them based on his disability status, and he would not be considered eligible for benefits after he returns to work full time.

Susan Maytin (not verified)
Tue, 06/27/2017 - 14:36 Permalink

What is the maximum per month that a person collecting Social Security Disabilty payments can earn?

Shar (not verified)
Fri, 06/30/2017 - 05:12 Permalink

I worked for 24 years and 4 years ago I left work, my job, due to a WC issue I applied for SSD 2 years ago and I'm waiting for my appeal date to see the whoever it is for my face to face interview, I have a lawyer but since then I was approved for Ordinary disability and told I was permately disabled which meant I retired with a disability but since I was so close to my 25 years, I was given my health benefits and less then half of my pension since it was 6 years before I turned 55 I took a 3% hit every year before 55 which is 18% off of my regular pension, needless to say I get 1990.00 a month which after they take out 200.00 for my health benefits, it comes out to about 23,000$ a year and it's impossible for me to live on that, will I be turned down for SSD since my income coming in from my pension is 1990.00 a month, any answers would be great thank you

Eric

In reply to by Shar (not verified)

Wed, 07/05/2017 - 08:58 Permalink

Hello,

I am sorry to hear that. No. Generally speaking, a corporate pension or any other form of retirement income — interest from an investment account, for instance — won't affect Social Security benefits. The amount you get is determined by your income history, not by other retirement money you may have coming in.

-Eric

Shirley Kay Terrett (not verified)
Thu, 07/06/2017 - 16:43 Permalink

I, am wanting to start up working for a company that is about 12 hours a week or such in some weeks time, if Myself does yet actually hired Myself can start up in the year 2017 starting may be in July 2017 or August 2017 if Myself, does yet started, therefore, what amount of Hours each Calendar week starting with Sunday through Saturday, each week can Myself go to work up to 20 hours, and what is the limit amount that a person can make before any money amount is stopping Myselve's, SSDI usual money t obe Deposited inside My Checking account as Direct Deposited each time on the 3rd of each month?

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