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.

mts

In reply to by Lisa (not verified)

Tue, 11/26/2019 - 16:03 Permalink

Hi Lisa,

Yes, you are able to work however make sure that the SSA is aware of your additional income. What will most likely happen is that you will see a partial reduction of your benefits equivalent to about 1/2 of the money you make during that month.

Pamela (not verified)
Wed, 12/18/2019 - 15:52 Permalink

Can I still recieve my SSD if I take part time job of 24 hrs a week not getting enough money to live

rsg

In reply to by Pamela (not verified)

Fri, 12/20/2019 - 11:24 Permalink

Hi Pamela,

The SSA does not look a that hours your work, but rather how much income you receive. As long as you keep it under $910 for 2020 ($880 for 2019) then you won't enter the Trial Work Period or risk losing your benefits.

David (not verified)
Wed, 01/08/2020 - 20:22 Permalink

Last year I did some driving, 4 hours a month driving someone to the airport and back, I got around 175 a month doing that, i made around $2000...i was just given a 1099 for the year unexpectedly...do I give that in to ssdi? I didnt think I was going to get a 1099 from him...if I hand it in now will I get penalized by ssdi? If I just file my 1099 will ssdi find out through my filing?

mts

In reply to by David (not verified)

Fri, 01/10/2020 - 14:42 Permalink

Hi,

It is always best to keep the SSA informed of all of the income that you are making. Typically, the amount of time and money that was made should not come close the the climits and therefore your benefits should not be affected.

Anonymous (not verified)
Wed, 01/15/2020 - 02:35 Permalink

I am 74 yrs.old and receive 1,2 60 a month on disability if I can work some on Light work,how much can I make without loseing my disability,and woul I pay taxes on it

rsg

In reply to by Anonymous (not verified)

Wed, 01/15/2020 - 16:44 Permalink

Hi There,

As long as you make under $910 a month, you won't enter the Trial Work Period and your benefits should remain the same.

Abby (not verified)
Mon, 02/03/2020 - 15:04 Permalink

Hi I get $783.00 from SSI a month, if I want work 25 hours a week and I get paid 600 a month would that effect my ssi check?

kevin (not verified)
Fri, 03/06/2020 - 12:39 Permalink

I was working out with my wrestlers at the high school I work at and my shoulder gave out n my bicep is badly black and blue n severe pain. Would I be able to collect if I need surgery and have to be out and cant teach for a few months? Would I still be covered for medical benefits? I have my own but if they don't cover everything will ssdi help out. Thank you ahead of time.

rsg

In reply to by kevin (not verified)

Fri, 03/06/2020 - 12:59 Permalink

Hi Kevin,

In order to qualify for SSDI, you'll need to meet a Blue Book listing. Typically you'll need to be unable to work for at least one year. You can look over the Blue Book to see if you meet the medical qualifications. You can also try qualifying with an RFC (proving you can't work for at least one year even though you don't meet a Blue Book listing).

You'll also need to have enough work credits (earned by paying into Social Security disability benefits).

Me (not verified)
Mon, 07/13/2020 - 01:44 Permalink

I am 100% disabled / retired Veteran and I receive SSI. Am I still able to work without loosing my benefits?

mts

In reply to by Me (not verified)

Wed, 07/15/2020 - 11:01 Permalink

Hi,

You are able to work while receiving ssi, however your benefits will decrease. In general for every $2 that you earn, your benefits will decrease by about $1.

Jordan (not verified)
Mon, 08/10/2020 - 20:51 Permalink

Hi. I get ssi/ss but for the ssi i make 380 i am working now but only can do up to 25 hours. My job pay 7.25.....Will my ssi get trun off

rsg

In reply to by Jordan (not verified)

Fri, 08/14/2020 - 14:08 Permalink

Hi Jordan,

You'll need to make less than $810 a month. If you make more, you'll be entered into the Trial Work Period.

Jeff s (not verified)
Fri, 08/21/2020 - 09:40 Permalink

I started a part time food delivery job and get SSDI and make 700-800 a month will my benefits stop?

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