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Question on Income while on Disability

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Question on Income while on Disability

I could not find a forum with questions about a person that is on disability and this was the only one that was close. I was on disability from August 2010 till March 2016. When I contacted SSDI and told them I had found a job and was going to try to return to full-time work. I was told that I had a 9 month Ticket to Work. The operator told me I could make as much money as possible while receiving my full income at my new job for that 9 month period. I didn't believe that I would get paid the full amount while I was working. So, I got her contact information and actually turned the speakerphone on so two of my friends could hear what was being talked about. After 6 months I get a bill of $14,000 from Social Security saying that I had used my 9 months before I started on it in March. Needless to say that $14,000 bill got wiped out after I had an attorney to send them a letter. Now after losing two jobs including the one I came off of. I reapplied and got put back on it in June 2017. So, now here is my questions. I can not live off of the amount I am getting. I am going to go back to work but I will NEVER ever try to come off disability again. Now from doing a search on the internet including S.S.I. Everything I find talks about the Ticket to Work program including the recent one that I just received from SSI. It states; If you are an employee we only count months of earnings over $850 beginning January 2018. So, if I get a job making $840 gross dollars a month. Will my Disability payments be effected at all including in the long run?

Hi There,

Hi There,

If you whole monthly income which includes Social Security and your work paycheck is below $850, you should be okay.

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