Overview of Disability

Disability Back Pay

Disability Requirements

Disability Applications

Disability Advice Tips

How long do cases take?

How to win Disability

SSD Mistakes to avoid

Disability for Mental

What if you get denied?

How to file Appeals

Disability through SSA

SSI Disability Benefits

Disability for Children

How do I qualify for it?

Working and Disability

Disability Award Notice

Disability Lawyer Q&A

Disability Conditions List

What is a disability?

Your Medical Evidence

Filing for your Disability

Disability Eligibility

SSD SSI Definitions

Recent Questions

SSDRC Disability Blog

Earnings over a certain amount can stop disability benefits

I had a disability hearing and was told I was granted my SSDI but have not received my award letter yet. Can I work at this point and make over the SGA pay? Would this be considered a trial work period?

I would warn you that if you work at an SGA level anytime within the first twelve months after being approved for disability, your approval may be overturned to a denial. If you are able work at an SGA level within a year of being approved this may be considered an indication of medical improvement.

I would not be able to advise you at this point as you were just approved for disability. Contact your local Social Security office to report you work activity should you decided to go this route and they can explain the rules to you.

I have included links below that describe SGA, trial work months, and how work activity is viewed.

Return to:  Social Security Disability Resource Center, or read answers to Questions

Related pages:

What is SGA (Substantial Gainful Activity) and how does it affect Social Security Disability and SSI Eligibility?
Social Security Disability And Trial Work Months: You are allowed to Work
What is a trial work period?
What should you do when a social security disability or ssi overpayment occurs?
Working and Disability - Are You Allowed to Work While Receiving Social Security Disability or SSI?
Can You Work While You Appeal Your Social Security Disability Decision?
Are you allowed to work at all if you get Social Security disability or SSI?

Information on the following topics can be found here: Social Security Disability Questions and in these subsections:

Frequently asked questions about getting Denied for Disability Benefits | FAQ on Disability Claim Representation | Info about Social Security Disability Approvals and Being Approved | FAQ on Social Security Disability SSI decisions | The SSD SSI Decision Process and what gets taken into consideration | Disability hearings before Judges | Medical exams for disability claims | Applying for Disability in various states | Selecting and hiring Disability Lawyers | Applying for Disability in North Carolina | Recent articles and answers to questions about SSD and SSI

These pages provide answers to basic questions about pursuing disability benefits

How do I check the status of my Social Security disability claim?
Can you get temporary Social Security disability or SSI benefits?
How do you Win Benefits under Social Security Disability or SSI?
Can I Be Eligible For SSI And Social Security Disability At The Same Time?
How long does it take to be approved for SSI or Social Security disability?
The Difference Between Social Security Disability (SSD) and SSI How are they different Part II