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

Dan (not verified)
Mon, 04/24/2017 - 10:07 Permalink

So I'm on ssdi and have been for 3 years and working a pt seasonal job doing taxes l. This year I happened to do a lot of tax returns and I'm getting a bonus!! A one time bonus in may for $2700.00. My said is already reduced because of workers comp offset. Does this bonus need to be reported ? And how will it affect my ssdi ???


In reply to by Dan (not verified)

Mon, 04/24/2017 - 15:57 Permalink

HI Dan,
I would report these earnings to the SSA, they may not affect your monthly amount but it may cause the month that you received it to be considered a successful trial work month.

Marie (not verified)
Mon, 04/24/2017 - 13:35 Permalink

Can I work for free if I'm on SSI


In reply to by Marie (not verified)

Mon, 04/24/2017 - 15:58 Permalink

Hi Marie,
You may be able to do so while receiving SSI benefits. If you're unsure, you can always contact the SSA at 1-800-772-1213

Karen (not verified)
Tue, 04/25/2017 - 15:36 Permalink

How do I find out what my disability is because social security will not tell me or give me any paperwork?

Mr Myer (not verified)
Tue, 04/25/2017 - 16:03 Permalink

Under SSDI you can work up to or less then 80 hours a month. or make less less then $840 without starting your twp. Your twp last 9 months. You can earn any amount during that period and its not consecutive it counts for a period of 5 years. However, after the 9 months you start your extended work period were you can only make $1170 before losing your SSDI. This is the 2017 SGA Limit. If you go over the limit for a month you lose it for that month. You should be able to get your ssdi back for the months you lose it as long as it is within the 36 month period. and you can get restatement if it is within 5 years. However if your employer say you can work as well as anyone else you could be considered not disabled and lose it no matter how much you make or what your physical condition is. From my understanding after the 9 month period they can try to kick you off to justify you not having a disability regardless of how much you are making. Best bet make less then $840 and work less then 20 hours a week. Because making $840 or higher or working 80 hours a week starts your twp avoid that.

My Myer (not verified)
Tue, 04/25/2017 - 16:59 Permalink

For all those wondering about SGA limits. Read the redbook 2017 version. I would stay below the trial work period amount of $840 so it doesn't activate your extended period. Also if your doing anything that is considered self employed like tutoring, freelancing or contacting, work less then 20 hour a week so you don't start your twp for self employment or anything considerd freelancing if you work more the 80 hours a month it counts as twp work month as well regardless of if you earn $840 or more. For people like me I have to work online doing freelance work sometimes, so thats why I mention this. Work hours matter too. I would just stay under 20 hours a week to play it safe.

Doris (not verified)
Tue, 04/25/2017 - 20:45 Permalink

I'm trying to work part time 10 20 hrs. A week on a trial basis. I get Soctal Security disability. How much can I earn on the job and how many hours can I work without it affecting my disability check of 732$.

Rita houk (not verified)
Tue, 05/02/2017 - 14:48 Permalink

I draw 807 a month. How much can I make and not affect my check

John A Rankin (not verified)
Tue, 05/02/2017 - 15:16 Permalink

I have 2 very bad arthritic knees, a-fib and diabetes, I can not perform my duties anymore in my job and if I apply for disability, would I have to go without any source of income for 9 months?

Kewon (not verified)
Fri, 05/05/2017 - 09:34 Permalink

i'm 25 live in ga how much can I earn/make on SSI ?


In reply to by Kewon (not verified)

Tue, 05/09/2017 - 09:15 Permalink

Hi Kewon,
I really could not say, but the SSA would reduce your benefits one dollar for every two that you earn.

diana (not verified)
Sat, 05/06/2017 - 10:49 Permalink

I just received my disability. I have low vision, if I go back to work. The amount I make is it added to my SD or do they subtract what I earn and give me the difference ?


In reply to by diana (not verified)

Tue, 05/09/2017 - 12:57 Permalink

Hi Diana,
If you receive SSI benefits, then the SSA would reduce your benefits one dollar for every two that you earn. If you're receiving SSDI benefits, then they would not change your amount if you earn under $840 a month.

Sue (not verified)
Fri, 05/12/2017 - 14:25 Permalink

How much could you have earned in 2015 per month while on disability


In reply to by Sue (not verified)

Fri, 05/12/2017 - 14:59 Permalink

HI Sue,
I think it was pretty similar to how much you can earn now, however you may want to contact your local SSA office regarding this, they would have detailed information pertinent to your particular case.

Pam (not verified)
Tue, 05/16/2017 - 19:11 Permalink

Iam having SSI benefits and I need some dental work which is not covered by the insurance I could get the total of the dental work but SSA could stop the benefits.I do not want to loose the benefits because I need it.
What am I suppose to do?


In reply to by Pam (not verified)

Wed, 05/17/2017 - 16:42 Permalink

Hi Pam,

I am very sorry to hear that, I would recommend speaking to a representative with the SSA regarding your situation.

Best Wishes,

Mike (not verified)
Thu, 05/18/2017 - 10:37 Permalink

How many hours could a person work getting there full disability payment if the parttime houlry rate is 15.00 hour


In reply to by Mike (not verified)

Thu, 05/18/2017 - 11:44 Permalink

Hi Mike,

The amount of hours doesn't matter, the amount cannot exceed the SGA monthly limit which is $1,170/Month.

Best Wishes,

Anonymous (not verified)
Mon, 05/22/2017 - 13:04 Permalink

on ssd can I work 20 hours a week sitting and watching buyers

joe (not verified)
Mon, 05/22/2017 - 13:23 Permalink

I tried to go back to work in my 9 month trial and after 9 months had to stop do to my falling can I now take a job setting and working 15 to 20 hours

aj (not verified)
Mon, 05/22/2017 - 13:54 Permalink

I did my 9 month trial and was let go , that made my 9 month, now can I work part time making 250 dollars a week on ssd get 1736 dollars


In reply to by aj (not verified)

Wed, 05/24/2017 - 11:51 Permalink

Hi there,
You may be able to do so, however it may be a good idea to contact the SSA regarding your plans.

Hey (not verified)
Wed, 05/31/2017 - 22:55 Permalink

I get 733 from ssi & 114 from the state. I work, I make about 900 a month , how much would they take out my check ?

jackson (not verified)
Mon, 06/05/2017 - 17:58 Permalink

why do ssi get very low amount of income a month


In reply to by jackson (not verified)

Tue, 06/06/2017 - 09:45 Permalink

Hi Jackson,
I really could not say in your particular case, but SSI is income based, and so the SSA reduces benefits one dollar for every two that you earn. You also may have "in-kind support" counted against your benefits as well.

Ruthann (not verified)
Mon, 06/05/2017 - 19:31 Permalink

Hello! I'm currently on SSDI and I have been reading the posts on here and I'm a little confused. Can I earn income without it effecting my SSDI? If so, how much? TIA

Shawna (not verified)

In reply to by Bryan

Sun, 07/09/2017 - 07:16 Permalink

So that statement you stated was that one could not go over $1170. Per month.. does what we get on SSDI count towards the $1170? Or is it seperate
Look forward to hearing back thank you


In reply to by Shawna (not verified)

Mon, 07/10/2017 - 09:23 Permalink

Hi Shawna,

That's your monthly income including SSDI/SSI benefits and any additional income you make.

Best of Luck,

Toya Stephens (not verified)
Mon, 06/05/2017 - 22:49 Permalink

Im on ssi I get 735 amonth and my autism son received ssi also he get 735 a month if I want to work part time I many hours I can make please


In reply to by Toya Stephens (not verified)

Tue, 06/06/2017 - 09:54 Permalink

Hi Toya,
There's no set limit, but the SSA may reduce your benefits one dollar for every two that you earn.

Crystal Kennedy (not verified)
Tue, 06/06/2017 - 14:35 Permalink

If I draw $818 a month disability now. And want to try and work part time 25 to 30 hours a week at $8 to $9 an hour , will that stop my disability check ?


In reply to by Crystal Kennedy (not verified)

Tue, 06/06/2017 - 16:44 Permalink

Hi Chrystal,

It only affect your disability benefits if your monthly income exceeds the 2017 SGA limit $1,170/Month

Best Wishes,

Susan (not verified)
Wed, 06/07/2017 - 04:22 Permalink

Hi, i make under $840 a month and I am on SSD, but my employer wants to give me a 1099 as an independent contractor. Will the Social Security Administration accept this?

Mike (not verified)
Sun, 06/11/2017 - 17:18 Permalink

When working while on SSDI can you earn above the $1170 if you use this additional amount for an adaptive can so I can commute to work. I am a paraplegic older with shoulders that need therapy often.

Anonymous (not verified)
Mon, 06/12/2017 - 12:39 Permalink

If I work one day this month can I still collect disability without a problem . And the check is only about $300 and a one time deal can I still claim disability for the rest of the month how does disability react to that .

Anonymous (not verified)
Wed, 06/14/2017 - 11:14 Permalink

Can I work and still receive my disability check?

Anonymous (not verified)
Thu, 06/15/2017 - 11:47 Permalink

My son is 16 and is on as i how many hours can he work before it a sexist check


In reply to by Anonymous (not verified)

Thu, 06/15/2017 - 11:51 Permalink

HI there,
I really could not say as the answer would vary by what disability benefits your son receives, however you may want to contact your local SSA office regarding this.

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