If you plan to continue working while you receive disability benefits, you will need to be sure to keep your income below the substantial gainful activity (SGA) level. Speak to your Ocala disability attorney about your employment plans and how they may affect your benefits.
The 2010 SGA level was $1,000 monthly in gross income. Your Ocala disability lawyer will be able to give you the most recent information about SGA levels. To continue receiving your disability benefits, you must keep your monthly income below this level.
SSA allows claimants to take a nine-month trial work period. After this trial period has ended, if your average monthly earnings were above the SGA, your benefits will be stopped. The trial work period rules do not apply to new SSI claims or to existing SSI benefits.
It will be best for you to keep your earnings far below the SGA level to ensure that you do not use up your trial work period. Your Ocala disability lawyer can explain the SGA rules in more detail and can answer any questions you may have on how to continue working while receiving benefits. Call 352-304-5300 today for more information from CJ Henry Law Firm, PLLC.