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

Rogermix (not verified)
Sat, 12/03/2016 - 18:44 Permalink

Is there a nine month period where you can make all you want and it not effect your SSD

Bryan

In reply to by Rogermix (not verified)

Mon, 12/05/2016 - 10:49 Permalink

Hi there,
That period is referred to as a trial work period, and it is intended to enable people on SSDI benefits to return to work without affecting their benefits during that transition process.

Diana Felix (not verified)
Mon, 12/05/2016 - 08:37 Permalink

What is the limit you can make while being on ssi

Bryan

In reply to by Diana Felix (not verified)

Tue, 12/06/2016 - 12:35 Permalink

hi Diana,
Generally you would need less that $2,000 in resources and less than $733 a month in income.

joe hebert (not verified)
Mon, 12/05/2016 - 18:21 Permalink

i am disabled for life and recieve ssdi can i make like 400 a week when im able

Bryan

In reply to by joe hebert (not verified)

Tue, 12/06/2016 - 12:34 Permalink

Hi Joe,
You may be able to if you are doing work that does not go against the SSA's determination of disability. You may want to contact the SSA if you do start working again just to make sure that your new job does not conflict with that.

Ragga (not verified)
Mon, 12/12/2016 - 22:37 Permalink

What happens to your SSI or SSDI if you work seasonally say 8 months out of the year $1800/month?

Bryan

In reply to by Ragga (not verified)

Tue, 12/13/2016 - 09:21 Permalink

Hi Ragga,
You may become ineligible for benefits, as that may indicate that you are able to work, and both benefits are only intended for people who are unable to make a living without those benefits.

Ragga (not verified)
Sun, 12/25/2016 - 23:14 Permalink

Bryan,
I previously asked you:What happens to your SSI or SSDI if you work seasonally say 8 months out of the year $1800/month?
You answer was:
may become ineligible for benefits, as that may indicate that you are able to work, and both benefits are only intended for people who are unable to make a living without those benefits.

My reply is: then why do they say you can work according to (Substantial Gainful Activity) guidelines?

They say that the SGA (Substantial Gainful Activity) for blind people is $1950/month for 2017. That is approx. $23,400 per year. If you work seasonal, do they take the amount of money you earned for that year and divide it by 12 to get your average Substantial Gainful Activity amount?

Thanks Bryan

Bryan

In reply to by Ragga (not verified)

Tue, 12/27/2016 - 11:37 Permalink

Hi Ragga,
The SSA defines SGA by month, they do not determine it by how much you make a year. So, if you make over SGA one month, you may be ineligible for benefits.

Myra scott (not verified)
Sun, 12/25/2016 - 23:38 Permalink

How long can u work before reporting u work for ssi

Bryan

In reply to by Myra scott (not verified)

Tue, 12/27/2016 - 11:22 Permalink

Hi Myra,
If you're on SSI and are working, it may be a good idea to contact the SSA regarding your work as soon as possible.

Nan (not verified)
Mon, 12/26/2016 - 12:55 Permalink

Finally rec'd my ssdi, if i could ever work a part time job in the future, in GA what is the total income amount I could make without it affecting my benefits? Just curious, ive heard so many different amounts?

Bryan

In reply to by Nan (not verified)

Tue, 12/27/2016 - 11:23 Permalink

Hi Nan,
Generally, if you earn over $1170 a month in 2017, you may not be eligible for benefits.

Shelly (not verified)

In reply to by Bryan

Fri, 07/21/2017 - 15:44 Permalink

Does this amount include your benefits you receive, or is it the amount separate from what your benefit amt

Eric

In reply to by Shelly (not verified)

Mon, 07/24/2017 - 09:17 Permalink

Hi Shelly,

It would be your total monthly income including you disability benefits and or any additional income you make as well.

-Eric

Ragga (not verified)
Tue, 12/27/2016 - 20:03 Permalink

Bryan,
if you are a contractor 1099/self employed and Blind how do they determine your SGA amounts?

Thanks

Bryan

In reply to by Ragga (not verified)

Wed, 12/28/2016 - 11:54 Permalink

Hi Ragga,
The SGA amounts do not change due to occupation, there are only two figures for SGA - $1,130 a month for people who are disabled but are sighted, and $1,950 for those who are considered blind by the SSA. Your SGA amounts are not determined on an individual level.

angelk (not verified)
Thu, 12/29/2016 - 07:54 Permalink

How many hours a week and how many hours in a day can I work that considers part time? I'm currently on ssdi.Also if I have a new health condition do I report to as?

Bryan

In reply to by angelk (not verified)

Thu, 12/29/2016 - 14:24 Permalink

Hi there,
There is no definition of "part time" for the SSA, you just need to stay under the SSA's income limit for a trial work period, which is $840 a month.

Raju (not verified)
Wed, 01/11/2017 - 13:16 Permalink

I have small business and I am getting long term disability through work now they want me apply for cop benifit .cpp benifit effect my business income but I am not working in that business Iam owner and I never work for business.

Bryan

In reply to by Raju (not verified)

Tue, 01/24/2017 - 10:15 Permalink

HI Raju,
I'm not familiar with the CPP benefit, you may want to contact your local SSA office regarding this for more information.

Andre (not verified)
Thu, 01/12/2017 - 20:59 Permalink

Yes if i receive ssi benefits for 766.25,then I start working earning under 733.00 a month, let's say 732.00 a month will I keep the whole 1498.25 a month.

Bryan

In reply to by Andre (not verified)

Wed, 01/18/2017 - 12:19 Permalink

Hi Andre,
You may not keep the whole of your benefits, the SSA reduces benefits one dollar for every two earned, so if you earn up to $733 a month you may have a reduction of up to $ 367 in your benefit check.

hattie harmon (not verified)
Tue, 01/17/2017 - 22:06 Permalink

I need extra money to pay bills and i want to work4 hour a day

Eric

In reply to by hattie harmon (not verified)

Wed, 01/18/2017 - 16:45 Permalink

Hi Hattie,

I am sorry to hear that, however I am going to need some more information from you so I know exactly how I can help you.

Best Wishes,
Eric

Sandra Turner (not verified)

In reply to by Eric

Tue, 08/01/2017 - 13:42 Permalink

Hi I am in the same boat is Hattie my income is $771.00 a month and my rent is $600.00 plus I get back time child support $100.00 a month my total of income is $871.00! I have 2 bills over $940.00 a month! My kids been helping but they trying to live they on life's can u please help me?

Carol (not verified)
Wed, 01/18/2017 - 16:14 Permalink

How many hrs can i work a week so that i dont lose any of my ssi benefits of 733?

Eric

In reply to by Carol (not verified)

Wed, 01/18/2017 - 16:30 Permalink

Hi Carol,

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 2017 is $1,170 per month.

Best Wishes,
Eric

Ralphie (not verified)

In reply to by Eric

Wed, 02/01/2017 - 14:54 Permalink

Wrong. For most people the first $85 is not counted. Then deduct expenses that allow you to work. Divide by 2. The $733 minus this is the amount your SSI benefit would be reduced.

Bryan

In reply to by Ralphie (not verified)

Thu, 02/02/2017 - 16:00 Permalink

Hi Ralphie,
That is accurate for SSI recipients, but it does not apply to SSDI recipients.

Tiffany (not verified)
Thu, 01/19/2017 - 15:59 Permalink

Hello have a question it I want to work for 2 hours 2 days it will affect my SSD incom

Bryan

In reply to by Tiffany (not verified)

Tue, 01/24/2017 - 10:14 Permalink

Hi Tiffany,
That amount of work is unlikely to affect your benefits, but it's always good to get in touch with the SSA regarding things that can potentially affect your benefits.

Robert Collins (not verified)
Fri, 01/20/2017 - 01:04 Permalink

If im recieving $735 from ssi an $114 for a supplement check...will anything be deducted from my ssi income if im working an making say $4 to $500 dollars a month at a temp job?

Bryan

In reply to by Robert Collins (not verified)

Tue, 01/24/2017 - 10:16 Permalink

Hi Robert,
The SSA may reduce your benefits one dollar for every two that you earn, so you may have a reduction of about $250 while working.

jean reilly (not verified)
Tue, 01/24/2017 - 12:48 Permalink

how many hours can i work if i am on disability

Tue, 01/24/2017 - 16:27 Permalink

Hi Jean,

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 2017 is $1,170 per month.

Best Wishes,
Eric

Amanda (not verified)
Fri, 01/27/2017 - 23:53 Permalink

Is the saga based upon the gross or net of pay?

ken yee (not verified)
Sat, 02/04/2017 - 15:46 Permalink

how much can I make for this year?

Bryan

In reply to by ken yee (not verified)

Mon, 02/06/2017 - 09:46 Permalink

Hi Ken,
You may want to speak with the SSA regarding this as they can give you detailed information about your case. You can call them at 1-800-772-1213

Anonymous (not verified)
Wed, 02/08/2017 - 12:44 Permalink

According to my lawyer..if you work even 1 hour a month a judge won't consider you disabled..you CAN NOT work at all before you get disability. .my Dr has me only working 20 hr a week at 9.00 a hour and I was denied because I have a income..

Bryan

In reply to by Anonymous (not verified)

Mon, 02/13/2017 - 14:42 Permalink

Hi there,
I'm sorry to hear that! It's true, if you can demonstrate an ability to work, you may not be eligible for benefits.

Anonymous (not verified)
Thu, 02/09/2017 - 13:37 Permalink

How do I notify California State Disability Insurance that I have worked and earned money a few hours in a month? Would $960. a month be too much to earn? As an Independent contracted Artist no taxes are taken out of the $980. What do I claim to SDI.

Stacey

Edith (not verified)
Fri, 02/17/2017 - 18:48 Permalink

How much money can i ear from a job if im on ssi

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