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Can i work while receiving disability benefits. i’m not sure if i can or not.
November 24, 2014
Q) 1. Can i work while receiving disability benefits. i’m not sure if i can or not.
2. when do i need to stop the disability portion of my benefits? Thank You
A) Yes, you can work while receiving Social Security Disability benefits, but there are some restrictions and guidelines you should be aware of.
The Social Security Administration (SSA) offers two programs that provide disability benefits: Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) and Supplemental Security Income (SSI). The rules for working while receiving benefits differ slightly between the two programs.
If you are receiving SSDI benefits, you can work and earn money while still receiving benefits, but there are limits to how much you can earn. In 2023, the monthly earnings limit is $1,310 (or $2,190 for blind individuals). If you earn more than the monthly limit, your SSDI benefits may be reduced or stopped altogether. However, there are work incentives and programs available to help you transition back into the workforce without losing your benefits right away. The SSA has several resources and programs available to help SSDI recipients return to work, such as the Ticket to Work program.
If you are receiving SSI benefits, the rules for working are slightly different. You can still work and earn money while receiving SSI benefits, but your benefits will be reduced by $0.50 for every dollar you earn above a certain threshold. In 2023, the threshold is $85 of earned income per month.
It’s important to note that reporting your earnings to the SSA is crucial to ensure that your benefits are adjusted accordingly. Failing to report your earnings accurately and in a timely manner can result in overpayments or other issues.
If you have questions about working while receiving disability benefits, you should contact the Social Security Administration or a qualified Social Security Disability attorney or representative for more information.
According to Social Security Administration: Special rules make it possible for people receiving Social Security disability benefits or Supplemental Security Income (SSI) to work and still receive monthly payments. And, if you cannot continue working because of your medical condition, your benefits can start again—you may not have to file a new application.
Work incentives include:
• Continued cash benefits for a time
while you work;
• Continued Medicare or Medicaid
while you work; and
• Help with education, training
and rehabilitation to start a new
line of work.
The rules are different under
Social Security and SSI. http://www.socialsecurity.gov/pubs/EN-05-10095.pdf