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.

Julio Luna (not verified)

In reply to by Bryan

Sun, 07/17/2016 - 03:09 Permalink

I just got hired by a movie theater and the pay is like 300.00. On the paperwork it says if i receive SSI I put yes. Now, I wanted to know will this only affect me on? Because my mom and two siblings don't work at all.

Bryan

In reply to by Julio Luna (not verified)

Mon, 07/18/2016 - 09:43 Permalink

hi Julio,
it would really depend on your monthly earnings and how much of that is considered "countable income", you may experience a change in benefits due to the new income. I would contact your local SSA office, they would be more familiar with your case and could provide more insight.

kathy (not verified)

In reply to by m (not verified)

Mon, 02/05/2018 - 09:28 Permalink

63 years old on SSID have been for awhile. Was ask if I would like to make a little extra money as a vendor when they needed extra help you also sign a W-9 form wil this affect my Medicare and social security? and if not what's the amount you can earn over your social security monthly?

Jackie (not verified)
Wed, 02/24/2016 - 09:11 Permalink

Hi. I'm hoping you can help me understand something. According to the Social Security site, a trial work period is triggered if you're making more than $810 a month and that after 9 months of this, you're considered no longer disabled. However, it also says that in order to be considered substantial gainful activity(SGA), the amount earned is more than $1,130. Is this SGA just used when the person is being considered to receive SSDI? Otherwise, even keeping the amount earned under $1,130, the person would be considered no longer disabled due to the trial work period rules? Am I understanding this right?

Bryan

In reply to by Jackie (not verified)

Fri, 03/04/2016 - 12:03 Permalink

Hi again Jackie,
You would still be eligible for benefits after the trial work period for 36 months. However, you would only get benefits for months where you earned under the $1,130 benefit limit.

Anonymous (not verified)

In reply to by Bryan

Tue, 04/19/2016 - 21:12 Permalink

So if I get 780 a month ssdi I can only make 300$ on top of the 780$ssdi? or 1,040 + my 780
Ssdi before they start to mess with ur

Sue (not verified)
Sun, 02/28/2016 - 14:58 Permalink

My husband has been signed off by his doctor as terminal. He was approved right away by Social Security, so he is on SSDI. The life insurance policy he had through work is offering to pay him a lump sum of up to half the insured amount, which will enable him to sort out all his finances and get peace of mind. Question is, will receiving a lump sum of say $75k affect his SSDI?

Bryan

In reply to by Sue (not verified)

Fri, 03/04/2016 - 12:00 Permalink

Hi Sue,
I'm sorry to hear that! Your husband's SSDI benefits would not change due to the lump sum.

Eric

In reply to by Carolyn (not verified)

Mon, 03/20/2017 - 16:35 Permalink

Hi Carolyn,

The number of hours doesn't matter. It cannot exceed the 2017 SGA amount, which is $1,170/month.

Best,
Eric

louise (not verified)
Thu, 03/03/2016 - 17:45 Permalink

Hi ism 50 years old and i receive sadist and i want to know can i work part time. I suffer from manic depression bipolar and other stuff ptsd arthritis and copd i just wanna work part time 15 hours a week if that many will my benefits be cut off?

louise (not verified)
Fri, 03/04/2016 - 14:41 Permalink

Hi i am 50 years old and i receive ssdi and i wanna know if i work part time will my benefits be cut off i suffer from manic depression ptsd bipolar anxiety and i have copd can its 15 hours a week.

Bryan

In reply to by louise (not verified)

Fri, 03/04/2016 - 15:41 Permalink

Hi Louise,
You may be able to work part time. If you make over $810 a month, your benefits may change. If you make under that $810 a month, your benefits should stay the same.

jane (not verified)
Tue, 03/08/2016 - 16:48 Permalink

Is the $1130.00 amount you can earn to still receive social security disability is that before or after taxes

Bruce (not verified)
Wed, 03/09/2016 - 11:01 Permalink

I have diabetic neuropathy, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, arthritis and back problems. It is so hard working anymore. My questions is how is a person to survive the waiting period without any income coming in or can you work till approved.

Bryan

In reply to by Bruce (not verified)

Thu, 03/10/2016 - 12:16 Permalink

Hi Bruce,
You can work during the waiting period, but if you are able to earn more than the $1,130 substantial gainful activity limit per month, you may be determined to be able to work.

Anonymous (not verified)
Sat, 03/12/2016 - 23:32 Permalink

I receive 60.00 ssi and 674.00 ssd. Can I get a part time job and if so would I still be able to receive my benefits? Thanks

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