How many hours can you work if on disability

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Tue, 06/17/2014 - 12:57

How many hours are you allowed to work if on disability

Igg (not verified)
Thu, 11/05/2015 - 09:54 Permalink

The number of hours you work does not matter. You cannot work at a job in which you make above the substantial gainful activity (SGA) amount. The SGA amount for 2014 is $1,070 per month.

Leslie Bertucci (not verified)

In reply to by Bryan

Sun, 12/10/2017 - 14:51 Permalink

what age can I make as much as I want while on disability


In reply to by Leslie Bertucci (not verified)

Tue, 12/12/2017 - 12:30 Permalink

Hi Leslie,
There is no age that you can make as much as you want on disability, however when your benefits convert to retirement there will be no earnings limit.

David Tapphorn (not verified)

In reply to by Bryan

Tue, 04/17/2018 - 09:27 Permalink

What age do benefits convert to retirement

George kellley (not verified)

In reply to by Bryan

Fri, 03/30/2018 - 12:06 Permalink

If I work 20 hours a week do I affect my SSI disability


In reply to by George kellley (not verified)

Fri, 03/30/2018 - 13:45 Permalink

Hi George,

The number of hours you were per week does not matter, your monthly income determines if you can stay on SSDI or not.

Tracy Brueckman (not verified)

In reply to by Eric

Mon, 04/02/2018 - 18:21 Permalink

I'm on SSI and I'm working 18 hours a week will my benefits and being on social security be effected

Samantha brown (not verified)

In reply to by Igg (not verified)

Fri, 10/20/2017 - 08:48 Permalink

So I would be able to work up to 15 hours a week without having anything taken out of my disability is that correct? Because my biggest worry is that if I start working a job and they lessen the amount that I get for disability every month and for some reason I lose my job am I going to be able to get that money back or will I still get the same amount every month no matter what?


In reply to by Samantha brown (not verified)

Fri, 10/20/2017 - 16:41 Permalink

Hi Samantha,
If you're receiving SSI benefits, then they would be reduced one dollar for every two that you earn, but if you lose that income, they would adjust it higher as SSI is based on income.

Mike Rutherford (not verified)

In reply to by Samantha brown (not verified)

Fri, 01/05/2018 - 21:57 Permalink

That's my question. If I try to work and find I cant, do I lose my disability check.

SSI CR (not verified)
Thu, 11/05/2015 - 09:54 Permalink

You can make as much money as you want to make and your employer wants to pay you. The Social Security Administration does not stop you from working. But your real question may be how much can you earn from a job and have zero effect on your disability benefits. Way too complicated to give a full answer here. Should go to and search for the Red Book of Work Incentives. Read it. Then ask questions about what you have read.

Brian (not verified)
Wed, 06/29/2016 - 06:47 Permalink

I have severe anxiety and sometimes bad n sometimes tolerate. I don't want to lose my benifits specialty my medical side because I see doctors all different times

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