We are often asked by our clients if they can do any kind of work, and still qualify for benefits. The answer is yes, and we encourage everybody who can work to do so.
There are, however, limits. If you exceed the limits you will not be able to receive Social Security disability benefits. The most important limit is that there are limits as to how much you can earn. If you earn over that amount you can engage in “substantial gainful activity”, or SGA. The limit is going up each year. For 2017 it is $1,170 per month, $1,950 for blind claimants. You can try to work, and have an unsuccessful attempt. There are other variations, so be certain to contact us to see if we can help with your claim, and to advise you on this issue.
In some instances a person may be working part time, and still acquire SSDI work quarter credits, even though they are working below the SGA level.
Please be aware that all statements on this web site are for basic informational purposes. We do not represent you, or present any information upon which you should rely, without seeking formal advice in our offices, or another qualified Social Security claimant’s representative.