4.5 Can I Still Work and Receive Disability Pay?


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Many disabled people are able to work a few hours a week at jobs they are able to handle despite the disability. You can make a few hundred dollars a month and still qualify for Social Security Disability benefits. The advice our Social Security Disability advocates give claimants is to work if you’re able to. You need the money and there’s a good feeling about providing at least some of your own income even though you aren’t able to be as productive as you once were.

The Social Security Administration does put a limit on how much you can earn and still qualify for disability benefits.

Did you know? SSDI beneficiaries get a “trial work period,” which allows them to test their ability to work for at least nine months without loss of benefits—no matter how much income is earned.

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