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Can you have money in the bank and get Social Security Disability?



 
Yes, you can. If you are receiving disability benefits in the form of SSDI, Social Security Disability insurance (also often referred to as SSD or Social Security Disability, RSDI or retirement survivors disability insurance, or DIB a.k.a. disability insurance benefits), then it doesn't matter how much money you have in any bank account or investment. You could have one million dollars in an account and you would still maintain eligibility to receive SSDI. Because SSDI does not means-test individuals based on what they have in assets. It is an earned benefit.

It is completely different, however, if you receive disability in the form of SSI, or supplemental security income. In the case of SSI, a person will have been found disabled in exactly the same manner as SSD (a.k.a. SSDI); however, SSI is a need-based program that has asset limits. The current limit for an individual is $2000 for countable assets. Countable assets does include excess money in a bank account.

If a person on SSI goes above the asset/resource limit, they may find themselves in the position of losing their benefits.

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For the sake of clarity, SSDRC.com is not the Social Security Administration, nor is it associated or affiliated with SSA. This site is a personal, private website that is published, edited, and maintained by former caseworker and former disability claims examiner, Tim Moore, who was interviewed by the New York Times on the topic of Social Security Disability and SSI benefits in an article entitled "The Disability Mess" and also by the Los Angeles Times on the subject of political attempts to weaken the Social Security Disability system.

The goal of the site is to provide information about how Social Security Disability and SSI work, the idea being that qualified information may help claimants pursue their claims and appeals, potentially avoiding time-consuming mistakes. If you find the information on this site helpful and believe it would be helpful to others, feel free to share links to its homepage or other pages on website resource pages, blogs, or social media. Copying of this material, however, is prohibited.

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