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

Will my disability be stopped if I work or does it depend on the kind of job I have?

You can work and receive disability benefits under SSD or SSI as long as your monthly gross earned income is less than the allowable limit. That limit is the SGA limit. SGA stands for substantial gainful activity. Working and earning at least this amount signifies to SSA that you are not disabled.

So, if your earnings do match the SGA limit, your benefits could be stopped. However, SSA (social security administration) does allow for trial work months which allow you to attempt working. Here are some discussion pages. The first is on trial work, the second is on expedited reinstatements, and the third is on the SGA limit.

Just to reiterate: keeping yourself in pay-receipt-status does not have anything to do with the kind of job you have, but, rather, how much you are earning if you are engaged in work activity.

1. Social Security Trial Work Period, what is it?

2. What is a Social Security extended period of eligibility?

Here's a link to a page that perhaps explains what I said more succintly: Working and Disability - Are You Allowed to Work While Receiving Social Security Disability or SSI?

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

Related pages:

How long can you receive SSI or Social Security disability benefits?
Can I work without it affecting my social security disability or SSI?
Disability requirements and how to file in Virginia
If You Are Currently Working Are You Eligible To Receive Social Security Disability Benefits?
What to do if you get a letter about your disability claim or appeal?
When does a disability attorney get paid and receive a fee?
What gets asked at the the disability Interview?
Can You Work and Collect Social Security Disability in North Carolina?
Medical conditions for which you can file and apply for disability

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

What Mental Problems Qualify for Disability?
Disability for a mental condition
Tips for Filing for disability
Financial Help Filing For Disability
Checklist for filing for disability, SSI or SSD
Qualifying for disability benefits, how to qualify for SSD or SSI
Filing a disability application: the steps
Disability award notice, how long it takes to get benefits
How to Apply for Disability - Where do I go?
What makes you eligible to get disability?
How to check my disability claim status?
Can a disability attorney speed up a disability case?
SSI disability Award Letter
How long to get approved for disability?
How to apply for disability benefits
How long does disability back pay take?
What are qualifications for getting disability?
What medical conditions can you file disability for?
Disability Lawyer help questions
Social Security Attorneys, Disability Representatives