The United States Social Security Administration sends out a large number of different benefits every month. Among these benefits we can find retirement benefits, unemployment benefits, widow’s and widower’s benefits and some others. Also noteworthy is the disability benefit offered by Social Security. You can combine this disability benefit (SSDI) with work hours.
It all depends on the person’s situation. Not everyone on Social Security Disability Income can work at the same time as receiving the benefit, so pay attention. It is also important whether you work for a company or in your own business. This has a direct bearing on the situation.
Limit on hours of work receiving Social Security Disability
The number of hours the Social Security Administration allows is 45 hours per month if the beneficiary is self-employed. That is, if you have your own business, you can put in about 10 hours a week without causing problems for your SSDI. Therefore, you can collect from both of these sources of income. Remember that you have to pay your taxes in all cases.
On the other hand, if you are working for an outside company, things change. In this case, the number of hours is not so important, but the money you earn during those hours is. If the SSA receives information that you are receiving a large amount of money for work, they may withdraw your SSDI. In this case, you would be considered not to need this benefit.
How can I avoid problems by collecting SSDI?
Sometimes we find that all the information the Social Security Administration gives us is not enough. If we don’t have enough information to determine if we can continue to work and collect SSDI, the best option is to go to an office to ask. Thanks to the local offices, you will be able to find out if you are participating in an SGA and whether or not you deserve to continue receiving your benefit.
Another very quick option is to go to lawyers who specialize in the subject. They will be able to help you with the documentation. If you have SSDI and are working at the same time, try not to receive much more money than you can if you do not want to get into trouble with Social Security.