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

Anonymous (not verified)
Fri, 11/08/2019 - 21:56 Permalink

So if on Ssdi and work only 10 hours a week, that earned money will not be deducted from my monthly ssdi benefits?


In reply to by Anonymous (not verified)

Tue, 11/12/2019 - 16:58 Permalink

Hi There,

As long as you make less than $880 a month, you won't enter the Trial Work Period and your benefits should remain unaffected.

Mark A. Watters (not verified)
Thu, 11/21/2019 - 08:25 Permalink

Will what i earn be deducted from my monthly benefits?

Julia (not verified)
Tue, 11/26/2019 - 15:23 Permalink

Hi, I’m currently on disability but the pay cut percentage isn’t enough to cover my monthly expenses. Can I do something like delivering food on the side to make more money. I read that I would have to claim it and there could be a possible cut in my pay and that would defeat the purpose of doing the extra “job”


In reply to by Julia (not verified)

Tue, 11/26/2019 - 15:48 Permalink

Hi Julia,

The following link will go into a little more detail if you want to read more after a quick overview. Basically, half of any income you earn while working on SSDI will be deducted from your benefits. This means that in terms of income, working will rarely hurt. Just be sure to keep the SSA aware of everything that you are doing and be aware of the substantial gainful activity limit.…

Curtis (not verified)
Tue, 11/26/2019 - 19:09 Permalink

What is the purpose of the SGA of $1220 if we can't make more than $880 ?


In reply to by Curtis (not verified)

Wed, 11/27/2019 - 11:14 Permalink

Hi Curtis,

After you make $880, you'll enter into the Trial Work Period. If you make the SGA during that time, then the SSA will review your case to see if you are still eligible for benefits.

Joe (not verified)
Fri, 12/20/2019 - 02:55 Permalink

hi! so i receive 925 from my ssa. my question is if i start working again, as long as I don't make more than 925 in a month I'm fine?


In reply to by Joe (not verified)

Fri, 12/20/2019 - 11:28 Permalink

Hi Joe,

You have to keep your income from working under the SGA, which is $910 for 2020. If you go over, then you'll enter the Trial Work Period.

Gladys Coles (not verified)
Thu, 01/02/2020 - 22:55 Permalink

If I work 20 hours a week at 14.70 an hour will that affect my ssdi

Skylar (not verified)
Fri, 03/20/2020 - 02:10 Permalink

How much money am I allowed to make in either two weeks or per month if I am on disability?

Kristen (not verified)
Sun, 03/22/2020 - 21:06 Permalink

I started working while getting ssdi. I am self employed and do contract work less than 80 hours per month but make a substantial income some months. I think I am on the verge of exhausting my 9 trial work months. Or perhaps this is not the case since I always work less than 80 hours a month??


In reply to by Kristen (not verified)

Fri, 03/27/2020 - 16:14 Permalink

Hi Kristen,

It depends on how much monthly income you have been earning. For 2020, anything over $910/month is considered part of the TWP. For 2019, it was anything over $880/month.

Anonymous (not verified)
Fri, 03/27/2020 - 13:19 Permalink

I won't to work part time get SSI Disability how much can I make a month and my check will not be touched


In reply to by Anonymous (not verified)

Fri, 03/27/2020 - 15:54 Permalink

Hi There,

You can make under $910/month. If you make more than that, you'll be entered into the Trial Work Period.

Zanita (not verified)
Thu, 04/02/2020 - 20:36 Permalink

I made 10,254 for the 2019 year. divided that by 12 to get the monthly of 854.50 SSA benefit. The benefit and the part time work needs to be under 1,220? So at min wage of 11.25 hr at 30 hours a month make 337.50 ...854.50+337.50= 1,192. That would keep me from entering the Trial work period?

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