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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?








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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.

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