What hours can I work and get disability?

What hours can I work and get disability?

Topic: How much can I work in hours and pay and get disability?

Question: I am waiting to hear back from disability regarding my case...I was told I could not work more than 20 hours a week or make more than 1100 a week? Is this true? It might take me another 3 months to hear back with their decision and currently I am not working.

At the current time, you are only allowed to earn $1180.00 gross per month not week. If you go over that amount you are not eligible for disability and your disability claim may be recalled for a denial on the basis of work activity.

Why does this earnings limit exist? Eligibility for disability is based on a person's inability to work and earn what SSA calls a substantial and gainful income. This amount is basically the threshold. If your earnings go over this amount, you will not have what the SSD or SSI programs consider to be a disability.

About the Author: Tim Moore is a former Social Security Disability Examiner in North Carolina, has been interviewed by the NY Times and the LA Times on the disability system, and is an Accredited Disability Representative (ADR) in North Carolina. For assistance on a disability application or Appeal in NC, click here.

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