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Will working part-time affect my SSD?

I am writing to see if it will affect my SSD if I try working part-time driving a beverage cart at my local golf course. It may be a job I can do to get out of the house and be around people more. While it won't pay much, what is the maximum I can earn and still keep my SSD, which I really need and is the most important factor in this question?

Thank you

If you are considering work activity make sure to report it to Social Security as soon as you begin. Also, if you do not earn more than the SGA gross monthly earnings limit for 2014 your Social Security benefit will not be stopped. That is the safest way to avoid any problems.

To see the current limit: Gross monthly earned income for Social Security Disability and SSI.

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