Can I Work and Still Receive Social Security Disability Benefits?
Social Security Disability Attorney in Philadelphia
Many people wonder if they are able to apply for Social Security Disability benefits
(SSD) and still work. Regardless of the type of work you do, in some situations you may be able to still work even though you have applied for or receive benefits.
Please contact The Bernstein Law Offices if you need assistance with this issue or any other aspect of making a valid and effective claim for Social Security Disability benefits in the greater
We encourage you to set up a free consultation with our
Philadelphia Social Security Disability lawyer who can answer your questions in confidence and advise you on the claims process.
You can work and continue to collect Social Security Disability benefits if you earn less than a certain amount of money that is set by Social Security. If you work more than the maximum allowed amount, you are considered by the Social Security Administration to be gainfully employed and will lose or not be eligible for benefits.
The SSA also has work incentives which allow you to maintain your benefits while you test your capacity for work in a trial work program. In the trial period, you may receive full benefits regardless of how much you earn. This trial work period continues until you have worked for 9 months (which does not have to be consecutive) performing services in a rolling 60-month period in which you earn more than $720 per month. When the trial work period ends, you will not receive benefits in the months when your earnings are considered to be substantial, which is currently $1,000. In the 36 months after your trial period, if your earnings fall below the substantial amount, you can once again receive benefits if you are still disabled.
For further assistance with this issue, it is important to talk to an experienced Philadelphia Social Security Disability Attorney at the The Bernstein Law Offices who can evaluate your situation based on the specific facts of your case.
Contact the Philadelphia Social Security Disability Lawyer
at the firm if you need assistance with any issue regarding your claim or benefits today.