Collect Disability and Try To Work
Many of our clients are unable to work full-time due to their conditions. Most people do not know that you can collect disability and still attempt to re-enter into the work force. If you receive Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) based upon your work record, you can currently earn up to $940 per month in gross earnings without affecting your eligibility. Earnings above this threshold will trigger a trial work period, and after having 9 months of earnings over the threshold within a 5 year period, your eligibility for SSDI benefits will eventually terminate. If you receive Supplemental Security Income (SSI), any earned or unearned income will affect your benefits. While unearned income will reduce your benefit equal to the amount you receive, earned income from working reduces your benefit by a more favorable calculation. If you have questions about your eligibility for disability and your desire to try and work, please contact our office at 330.929.9700 for help.