Every week I get calls asking if a person applying for or receiving SSDI/SSI can work without Jeopardizing their benefits. Social security benefits are not enough to live comfortably. Many would like to work but are limited by their impairments. Social Security provides incentives to return to work which will allow you to try to work without jeopardizing your benefits. Click the video below for more information and Please click on the link below the video for more information about work incentives.
Here is the link for more information about incentives Social Security offers to help you return to work:
If you are receiving Social Security Disability Insurance then you are allowed to work as long as you don’t make more than about $1470 per month. You can make over $1470 per month for 9 months without losing your benefits.
The nine-month trial return to work incentive, will allow you to make as much money as you can without losing your benefits. This gives you the opportunity to “try” to work. If, at any time during that 9 months you cannot continue to work due to your impairment, then your benefits will simply continue.
If you are able to continue working, then after 9 months, your monthly Social Security benefits will stop. However, if you become unable to work again because of your disability within 5 years, you can be reinstated on your benefits and you will not have to file a new application or wait for your benefits to restart while Social Security reviews your medical condition.
Supplemental security income is a needs-based program and therefore any work that you perform may reduce or eliminate your monthly benefit. If you try to work it’s important to report to Social Security every month the amount of money that you earn, so Social Security can adjust your monthly amount.
Because of Issues with Social Security, we are experiencing significant delays in the processing of claims. There is a backlog of claims that have been delayed at the initial application and reconsideration levels. Please don’t get discouraged. We are doing all we can to help Social Security process claims more quickly.
If you know anyone who may need Social Security disability benefits, please give them my number:
I will listen to them (and you) and help them understand Social Security Disability and if they may qualify. Remember, I never charge for consultations. And there is never a fee unless we win.
Take care and God bless!
Randy Adams, Accredited Disability Advocate