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Ask an Employment Law Attorney: Can I Work if I Am Receiving SSDI Benefits?

Ask an Employment Law Attorney: Can I Work if I Am Receiving SSDI Benefits?

Ask an Employment Law Attorney: Can I Work if I Am Receiving SSDI Benefits?The Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) program is a federally funded program that assists people who are unable to work due to a significant illness, accident, or disability. It is the applicant’s obligation to demonstrate that you are unable to undertake “substantial gainful activity” while applying for SSDI. In other words, you have been unable to work enough to support yourself for at least the last year owing to your condition.

Of fact, the conditions for receiving disability payments are significantly more intricate, and they frequently necessitate the expertise of a skilled social security disability attorney. However, if you’re applying for SSDI or have been accepted for disability payments, you might be concerned about how much part-time work you can perform while still getting approved or keeping your benefits. This article will go through the several types of part-time job that a person can do while receiving or applying for SSDI.

Working Part-Time While Applying for SSDI

Applying for Social Security Disability benefits is a complicated procedure that involves several variables. The applicant bears the burden of proving to the federal or state judge hearing their case that he or she lacks the capacity to conduct work at a higher level. In theory, this implies that an applicant should be able to work while still receiving benefits. Many of the persons responsible with judging these claims, on the other hand, typically see any job as indication that a person is not incapacitated.

If you are currently employed, even part-time, the adjudicator may determine that you might work longer hours with appropriate modifications or in a less physically demanding position. As a result, working part-time while filing for SSDI may not be a good idea. Consult a social security disability lawyer to see if your part-time job might result in your claim being denied.

You might want to supplement your income with part-time employment once you’ve been accepted for disability payments. Through programs like the Ticket to Work, the Social Security Administration actively encourages people to work. Recipients can keep their benefits as long as they earn less than the monthly maximum earning amount (see below). Because the Social Security Administration may amend these programs in the future, limiting the amount of earnings a person receiving disability benefits can earn, it’s crucial to check with your disability benefits attorney to be sure your part-time job is legal and compliant.

Cap on Monthly Earnings

The Social Security Administration has set an income cap for “substantial gainful activity” whether you are seeking for SSDI benefits or already receive them (SGA). In 2016, a statutorily blind person would receive $1820 per month, whereas a non-blind person would receive $1130 per month. The most recent amount is available on the Social Security Administration’s website. As previously stated, it may be beneficial for candidates to work part-time while waiting for benefits approval. To learn more about how part-time work may affect your application or current benefits, speak with a Social Security disability benefits attorney.

PLBSH is available to answer any questions you may have concerning SSDI. Our lawyers are knowledgeable in social security disability benefits and can help you with your application and benefits. To book a consultation, please call (800) 435-7542 or email us at info@plbsh.com.

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