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 anna (not verified)

Mon, 11/20/2017 - 09:10 Permalink

Hi Anna,
I really could not say, but your SSI benefits may be reduced one dollar for every two that you earn.

Patty (not verified)
Thu, 11/16/2017 - 22:38 Permalink

I'm on ssdi. What is the income limit you can earn per month with out losing benefits?
How is the earnings determined per month.. is it the 1st day of the month thru the last day of the month?
Who or do I contact if working a few hours a month?

Joe (not verified)
Sat, 11/18/2017 - 12:36 Permalink

Hi can I lose my SSDI if I stay under the $1070 monthly limit but reach the 36 month mark?

Margaret (not verified)
Sun, 11/19/2017 - 05:48 Permalink

How is monthly income determined while on ssdi? Is it by when you get your paycheck? if your check is paid in May but you worked at the end of April/beginning of May? Is that considered all in May?


In reply to by Margaret (not verified)

Tue, 11/21/2017 - 09:21 Permalink

Hi Margaret,

With any specific questions regarding monthly, I would recommend speaking to a SSA representative. 1-800-772-1213.

Theresa (not verified)
Sun, 11/19/2017 - 17:31 Permalink

I'm on disability and wanting to see if i can work. It' only 20 hrs a week it will only be about $140 a week

Margaret (not verified)
Sun, 11/19/2017 - 20:50 Permalink

The sga is 1,170. What if you make 1,170.35 in a month. Do they just use while numbers?

willie (not verified)
Tue, 11/21/2017 - 02:22 Permalink

I have a wife that is on SSI I make $12 an hour and my wife wants to work part-time making $9 an hour how will that affect her SSI

Ann (not verified)
Tue, 11/21/2017 - 21:12 Permalink

How many hrs a week can I work,while on SSID,without loosing my SSID?


In reply to by Ann (not verified)

Wed, 11/22/2017 - 09:34 Permalink

Hi Ann,

There is no limit to amount of hours you can work. As long as your monthly income doesn't exceed the 2017 SGA limit you will be okay.

Anonymous (not verified)
Tue, 11/28/2017 - 14:52 Permalink

100 percent disabled but want to work. How many days can I work in a year?


In reply to by Anonymous (not verified)

Wed, 11/29/2017 - 17:05 Permalink

HI there,
there is no set limit for amount of time you can work, but your benefits may be affected if you earn over $850 a month.

Anonymous (not verified)
Tue, 11/28/2017 - 15:03 Permalink

Receiving 2000 dollars from TRS because 100 % DISABLED. Can I still work and how many days or how much can I earn without loosing Trs benefits?


In reply to by Anonymous (not verified)

Wed, 11/29/2017 - 17:06 Permalink

Hi there,
you may want to contact TRS regarding this as they may have guidelines that differ from the SSA's disability guidelines.

Mary (not verified)
Wed, 11/29/2017 - 11:13 Permalink

If you are receiving ssd when you turn 62 are you converted to regular social security?


In reply to by Mary (not verified)

Wed, 11/29/2017 - 17:08 Permalink

Hi Mary,
You may, however your benefits amount may not change when your benefits convert to retirement.

Lilly (not verified)
Mon, 12/04/2017 - 13:56 Permalink

I'm 63 & have been on ssdi for the last 5 years.
I've have paid $509.00@ mo.for Spend-Down, I'm now receiving Medicare Pt.B, it's costing me $174.20 @ Mo., & the HR Dpt.for Medicaid says I'm not eligible to receive assistance in paying my Part B, and they expect me to now pay $513.00 for Spend-Down. This would leave me with less than those receiving SSI after paying rent and I don't get Snap benefits. HR states their budget goes by the Gross AMT. I receive, are they right? I take quite a bit of med's and suffer from Major Depression as well. I'm alone with no other assistance. I'm going to have to go back to work but I don't know how long I'll last.Do you have any suggestions?


In reply to by Lilly (not verified)

Tue, 12/05/2017 - 12:24 Permalink

Hi Lilly,
I'm sorry to hear about that! You may want to contact the SSA regarding this as they may be able to help you with your Medicare premiums.

Anonymous (not verified)
Tue, 12/05/2017 - 12:38 Permalink

Hi I was wondering how many hours per week you can work, they told me before but I cant remember and not waiting 2 hours on the phone for a reply. Please and thank you


In reply to by Anonymous (not verified)

Wed, 12/06/2017 - 16:53 Permalink

Hi there,
There is no set amount of hours that you can work while on disability, depending on what benefits you receive the amount of money you can make per month varies.

Rick (not verified)
Fri, 12/08/2017 - 10:37 Permalink

Im on SSDI So if I understand correctly, I could work part time making $500 a month and it would not affect my Benefits?


In reply to by Rick (not verified)

Fri, 12/08/2017 - 10:52 Permalink

Hi Rick,
It may not affect your benefits, but you may want to contact the SSA regarding this.

Baby girl (not verified)
Tue, 12/12/2017 - 18:56 Permalink

I was told that you could at least make $1,031 a month far as gross is that true on SSI


In reply to by Baby girl (not verified)

Wed, 12/13/2017 - 08:35 Permalink

Hi there,
You can theoretically, but your SSI payments will be reduced and you'll trigger a trial work period. If you consistently earn that income you'll lose your benefits.

Lee Kitzmiller (not verified)
Sat, 12/16/2017 - 08:27 Permalink

How much money am I allowed to make on social security disability is it $840 a month or is it the $1170 a month.


In reply to by Lee Kitzmiller (not verified)

Tue, 12/19/2017 - 12:04 Permalink

Hi Lee,
In 2018, you would be able to earn up to $850 a month without affecting your benefits.

Rodney van conerly (not verified)
Sat, 12/16/2017 - 22:42 Permalink

How meny hours can we work on ssi

Christy L. All… (not verified)
Wed, 12/20/2017 - 14:13 Permalink

How many hours could I work a month-- I don't want to loose disability


In reply to by Christy L. All… (not verified)

Wed, 12/20/2017 - 14:14 Permalink

Hi There,

There is no limit to the amount hours you can work. Your monthly income cannot exceed the 2018 SGA limit.

Anonymous (not verified)
Fri, 12/22/2017 - 10:07 Permalink

I recieve $735 a month disability, if I want to work part time how much can I make without affecting my check


In reply to by Anonymous (not verified)

Tue, 12/26/2017 - 12:19 Permalink

Hi there,
That would depend on which benefit you receive. You may want to contact your local SSA office regarding this.

james (not verified)
Thu, 01/04/2018 - 06:55 Permalink

I get 910.00 a month from ssi how much can make without it touching my bennifits

Mindy (not verified)
Thu, 01/04/2018 - 21:26 Permalink

I recently was approved for s.s.d.. the amount is low but I also get community property from my ex of 23 years. This equation is only 724.
Can't live on this.
I can't figure out if total income of working p/ t and the 724. Can't exceed the 1170.00 a month????


In reply to by Mindy (not verified)

Fri, 01/05/2018 - 15:13 Permalink

Hi Mindy, You may want to speak with the SSA regarding this as they would have detailed information about your case. You can contact them by calling 1-800-772-1213.

Pamala Hills (not verified)
Thu, 01/04/2018 - 21:35 Permalink

My name is Pamala my question is many hours in every week I can work and how much taxes take out of ssi every month

Janine (not verified)
Fri, 01/05/2018 - 12:34 Permalink

I get 231 I'm SSI and 522 in SSD I may start a baby sitting job and will be getting 400$a month will I lose any of my benefits

Anonymous (not verified)
Sun, 01/07/2018 - 15:12 Permalink

My sister get Disability and she makes over 30,000 a year at another job, isnt that fraud?

Arleen (not verified)
Mon, 01/08/2018 - 16:34 Permalink

Been on disability since 2013 and I am now able to have more mobility in my body now, but not sure if this will be permanent. Hoping it will be. How many hours could i work per week...?

Jill (not verified)
Fri, 01/12/2018 - 05:46 Permalink

Am trying to get my disability and am thinking of working part time will it stop me from from get it

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