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If I get SSDI, can I operate a business?
I am on SSDI and would like to invest money I have in buying houses fixing and flipping for a profit. My only part of the process is purchasing the property, then I will hire a contractor to do rehab work, then I will resell the house. Profit for tax purposes would be taxed as short-term capital gains. Would there be an issue with SSDI?
I am not sure how to answer this question. I think there is potential for a problem with your disability benefits as this might be interpreted as a business. If it were to be interpreted as such it would be considered self-employment earnings.
For Social Security purposes, self-employment earnings can be substantial work activity if you work at this for 45 hours a month, in any capacity, even if you make nothing, or you invest all moneys back into your business. In buying the houses, hiring contractors, and paying bills your are effectively managing a business. Social Security Disability is a total disability program; therefore you are stating you are unable to work at a substantial self supporting way.
All of that being said, it will just depend on how it is paid and what the IRS reports to Social Security.
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