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


In reply to by Berry (not verified)

Tue, 10/10/2017 - 13:57 Permalink

Hi Berry,
If you are paid in cash, you may want to contact the SSA regarding this as you may be required to report this money.

Beckt (not verified)
Tue, 10/10/2017 - 22:18 Permalink

I'm on early retirement and disability and working part time how many hours per week can I work


In reply to by Beckt (not verified)

Wed, 10/11/2017 - 09:34 Permalink

Hi There,

There is no limit to the amount of hours you can work, your monthly income cannot exceed the 2017 SGA limit.

Cheryl Henson (not verified)
Thu, 10/12/2017 - 10:04 Permalink

I been working last 7 years receive disability never went over have never had an issue If this helps! There is five weeks four times a year that I have cut my hours back for those five weeks! If this helps !

alice (not verified)
Sat, 10/14/2017 - 04:35 Permalink

while on ssd, can I work 15hrs a week and still collect my ssd


In reply to by alice (not verified)

Wed, 10/18/2017 - 14:35 Permalink

Hi Alice,
You may be able to, but it's a good idea to check in with the SSA before making any life changes that could affect your benefits as they would be able to give you specific information about your case.

krystal (not verified)
Sun, 10/15/2017 - 19:46 Permalink

Hello, I have been disabled since 2016 October. I am still under doctors care and on SDI. I work 2 days a week at 4 hours a day. I will of exhausted my disability payment at end of October. I have lumbar disk disease, cervical neuralgia, cervical stenosis , cervical spondylosis and carpal tunnel carpal tunnel disease. I was told to apply for SS disability. I want to know do I apply now or wait till after I receive my last payment from State Disability. Thank You.


In reply to by krystal (not verified)

Wed, 10/18/2017 - 16:51 Permalink

Hi Krystal,
If you are already receiving disability in your state, you may want to apply for benefits now.

jimmy m (not verified)
Mon, 10/16/2017 - 01:57 Permalink

question my girlfriend receives SSI (not SSDI) for her daughter $735/month, Now is she able to work without losing the $735/month? If so is there a hour or max amount she can work/earn working per month?


In reply to by jimmy m (not verified)

Mon, 10/16/2017 - 09:43 Permalink

Hi Jimmy,
Your girlfriend's daughter's benefits are based off of her mother's income, so if she has a change in income, your girlfriend's daughter's benefits may change based off of that.

Bonnie Marsala (not verified)
Tue, 10/17/2017 - 12:09 Permalink

Are Holiday and vacation hours included in the total hrs of 1170 thershold


In reply to by Bonnie Marsala (not verified)

Thu, 10/19/2017 - 09:12 Permalink

Hi Bonnie,

The $1,1170 threshold is the maximum amount you can earn while on disability benefits without losing your benefits, it has nothing to do with an amount of hours you can work.

Anonymous (not verified)
Tue, 10/17/2017 - 20:36 Permalink

I want to start working and I get ssi and ssdi so how much can I work without messing with those checks


In reply to by Anonymous (not verified)

Fri, 10/20/2017 - 10:27 Permalink

Hi there,
The SSA may reduce your benefits one dollar for every two that you earn for SSI benefits, but your SSDI benefits may not change. It's a good idea to contact the SSA regarding this.

Maureen (not verified)
Wed, 10/18/2017 - 14:43 Permalink

If on soc Sec disability I understand that I may work parttime if less than SGE?


In reply to by Maureen (not verified)

Fri, 10/20/2017 - 13:35 Permalink

Hi there,
You may be able to do so, however it's always a good idea to contact the SSA before doing so.

Tina (not verified)
Thu, 10/19/2017 - 13:02 Permalink

Is it true you can earn as much as you want the first eight months without loosing your benefits?


In reply to by Tina (not verified)

Fri, 10/20/2017 - 13:36 Permalink

Hi Tina,
That is not correct. You may be able to earn more than the SGA of $1,170 a month without change to your benefits under certain circumstances, but that is not true for every person who works while receiving disability.

Lynn (not verified)
Sat, 10/21/2017 - 07:24 Permalink

I'm receiving SSI and wanna rent an apartment to be alone and need to work to help me with the other bills would I still get my ssi

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