Will my SSDI benefits be terminated if I have SGA in just one month during my trial period?

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Thu, 03/16/2017 - 12:52

SSA found that I became disabled in June 2016, and that I became eligible to receive benefits beginning November 2016. I've been working all along. My nine-month trial period ends in July 2017.

In February 2017, I earned $1562, more than the $1170 limit on substantial gainful activity. I will not be earning more than $1170 in future months. Will my benefits be terminated in August because I earned too much money in February? I've called to ask, and I've been told that they may or may not be terminated. I'm hoping to get a more definitive answer so I can plan my finances.

Thanks for any help with this.

Thu, 03/23/2017 - 17:06 Permalink

Hi there,
You may not lose your benefits, as you would have to earn over the SSA's threshold for a successful trial work month, which is $840 in 2017. If you earn more than that for each month of your trial work period, you may become ineligible for benefits.

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