If you have been found disabled, you may wonder if you are permitted to continue to work part-time. While it is allowable to do so under certain circumstances, your Ocala, Florida disability lawyer will want to go over the details of your employment first so that you do not risk losing your benefits.
While receving Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI), you are entitled to continue to work part-time as long as your earnings are below the substantial gainful activity amount. Benefits will never be reduced or denied on the basis of your earnings as long as you stay under that amount. The only time during which you are able to go over this amount is during the trial work period.
Unlike SSDI, Supplemental Security Income (SSI) requires a decease in the amount of your benefits if you continue to work. After the first $65 or $85 earned, the SSA will reduce your benefits by one dollar for every two dollars you make working. Speak to your Ocala, Florida disability attorney if you plan to work while on SSI, as earning too much could result in your benefits being stopped altogether.
Before making any decision on working part-time while receiving benefits, it is important to have a discussion with your Ocala, Florida disability lawyer. Call 352-304-5300 to speak with someone at the CJ Henry Law Firm, PLLC.