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If you are receiving SSDI (Social Security disability), the most common type of income that could affect your disability benefits would be earnings received from employment or self-employment. If you earn too much it could suspend or even terminate your SSDI disability benefits. Additionally, it may cause a very large overpayment.
Any month you earn more than the current year’s SGA limit (after your trial work period) are months you may not be eligible to receive benefits. This is why unreported work may cause an overpayment of benefits, which will be your responsibility to repay.
The only other type of income that could potentially affect your SSDI benefits would be worker compensation benefits. Social Security offsets your monthly disability benefit amount if you receive monthly worker compensation benefits or you receive a settlement. If either of these occurs, you should notify Social Security as soon as possible to prevent costly overpayments.
If you receive SSI (Supplemental Security Income) disability benefits, any kind of income from anywhere could potentially affect your disability benefits. SSI is a need based disability program that is administered by Social Security. It is not SSDI. This program is like so many other public welfare programs in that there are very strict rules with regard to income and resources. You should report all types of income to your local Social Security office to prevent loss of benefits.
For more information about SSD and SSI on this site, please refer to the pages and sections linked below.
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