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Can I Work And Still Get Social Security Disability?

work and get social security disability

So many people have physical or mental conditions that severely limit their ability to work.  They work a little, just to get by, but they can’t do what they used to do.  They can’t work for the hours they used to work.  They might even be getting disability already, but they want to do a little work to have a little more money to get by.  Can you work and still get Social Security Disability?

Yes you can.  The general rule is that you have to be UNable to work at a level that exceeds “substantial gainful activity.”  What does that mean?  It means you can work up to a point.  Substantial gainful activity for 2017 is considered to be earnings of $1,170.00 per month.  So, you can work while getting social security disability as long as you don’t earn more than $1,170.00 in wages.

This also means that if your physical and mental conditions restrict your ability to earn more than $1,170.00, you can apply for social security disability.

 

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