If you are a disability benefits recipient, you can work on disability 2020, according to Social Security Administration (SSA) guidelines. During a nine-month trial period during which you assess your ability to work, the additional income you earn from work will not affect your disability benefits.
In addition to the nine-month trial period, you may also have a three-year extended eligibility period. During that time, the income you earn from working can affect or end your receipt of disability benefits if they exceed $1,260. If you are blind, your disability benefits end if you earn more than $2,110 per month.
SSA administrators will deduct work-related expenses from your earnings, which can affect the way your income is counted. That means you can earn more than the amounts listed above and still maintain eligibility for disability payments and benefits.
You Can Get Help and Support When You Go Back to Work
While you are receiving Disability 2020, you might opt to continue working. You may choose to work because you find your work enjoyable, rewarding, and personally fulfilling and want to continue doing it. You might also work because you need additional income to fully support yourself and your family.
Did you know that SSA officials will support your return to work? In some cases, you may even be able to work and continue receiving your disability benefits. SSA support for working recipients of Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) includes helping you:
- Find a job you can do
- Start a business of your own
- Go back to school
- Requalify for benefits, if needed
How Long-Term Assistance Works
SSDI employment support offers long-term assistance while you test your ability to work. SSDI employment support means you will receive full benefits for the first year you are working, a 36-month re-entitlement period, and a five-year period where you can start receiving benefits again, without having to reapply. SSI employment support helps you continue to receive your disability payments and health care coverage while you work.
Speak to your legal team to determine how working will affect the amount of monthly compensation you receive. Your lawyer can help ensure you receive the disability benefits you are entitled to, even if you are able to return to work.
The Benefits of a Hiring a Social Security Lawyer
Navigating the Social Security Disability application and appeals process can be time-consuming and challenging. A lawyer can work hard on your behalf to help you get the financial support you are entitled to through disability benefits, though. They can:
- Help you determine the right Social Security Disability program for you
- Help you define the program’s parameters and your right to continue working
- Help you navigate the complex application and submit the required evidence
- Help you file an effective appeal if your initial application is rejected
You do not have to start or complete this complex process on your own. A legal team can make sure you know your rights and responsibilities. They can also help you prepare a comprehensive benefit claim application or appeal.
Know Your Rights
When you are disabled and apply for disability benefits, you have certain rights you should be aware of. According to Social Security Administration (SSA) regulations, you are entitled to:
- Apply for benefits at no cost
- Have a lawyer with you at your SSA visit
- Copies of the information you submitted
- File an appeal if your request is denied
Your Right to an Appeal
Your right to file an appeal is important because it means you do not have to give up hope of receiving disability benefits, even if you receive a denial letter. When that happens, you can work with a legal team who can help you understand the appeals process and keep up the fight for your benefits.
Your lawyer can also help you understand the full scope of your rights and responsibilities, which include informing SSA officials if:
- You move
- Your income changes
- Your disability improves
- Your marital status changes
You Can Work and Receive Disability 2020 Benefits
Are you receiving disability benefits but want to continue working or return to work? We can help you determine how much you can work without losing your benefits.
Find out how we can help you with the application and appeals process when you contact the Social Security team at George Sink, P.A. Injury Lawyers. We work hard on your claim so you can focus on getting better and leave the rest to us.