Social Security Disability ?
If your on Social Security Disability and want to work a little job dose anybody know how much they will take away?
- JudithLv 72 weeks ago
Social security disability isn't reduced because of earnings. You are either entitled to the entire benefit or none at all. Earnings of $1220 a month is considered to be gainful employment. As long as you don't earn $1220 a month, entitlement will not end because of working. If you earn $1220 a month or more then disability will eventually terminate.
It is only on SSI (supplemental security income) that income reduces your monthly benefit amount and that is because SSI is a federal welfare program.
Social Security and SSI are two entirely different types of programs. One is welfare; the other isn't and earnings impact entitlement differently.
If you care to know more about it then download the pamphlet "What you need to know when you get social security disability benefits."
Whether you get social security disability or SSI disability you are still required to report when you start and end a job. With SSI you are also required to provide proof of income on a monthly basis.Source(s): I was a SS claims rep for 32 yrs.
- PoppyLv 72 weeks ago
In 2009 you could earn up to $900 a month before they reduced your SSDI.
- jannsodyLv 72 weeks ago
I'm not sure, but it's my understanding that even if one who is on disability earns within the income guidelines, that may still be looked upon as possibly having attained "gainful activity." Perhaps you may consider talking with a disability lawyer, for instance, about the income guidelines (and/or social security administration).
- reme_1Lv 72 weeks ago
Depends on your social security and the amount you make on a job.
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- 2 weeks ago
Everyone is encouraged to work, even on SSI. The difference is on SSI you lose some of your benefit, on SSDI you don't. SSI you have to report income monthly, on SSDI you don't. You only lose SSDI if you make consistently make 1220 a month. If you go over occasionally it is OK. (Like you get paid for playing Santa!) But if you stay too close to 1220 all the time they will review your benefit status.
- SimplytheFACTSLv 72 weeks ago
nothing as long as you earn less than 1220/month....if you earn more consistently, you will lose the benefit
- martinLv 72 weeks ago
They may take away as much as you make on the job. But if it's just a casual job where you are completely independent without taxes being withheld, that may not matter.