Can I Work And Collect Disability Benefits?
Many people are wondering whether it is possible to collect Social Security Disability Benefits and work at the same time without risking your current paychecks. The Social Security Administration offers a trial work period where you can attempt to work for up to 9 months while collecting your disability payments. There is no limit how much you can earn during these nine months so you do not have to worry about your total income during this time period. As long as you are disabled, the Social Security Administration will consider you disabled and you will continue to get paid like everyone else.
During the nine months, if you are capable of working, the Social Security Administration will allow you to work for an additional 3 years without any risk. Individuals who are disabled can not earn more than $1,010 a month during the 3 year span. If you are blind, you can not earn more than $1,690 a month.
You should always be honest when it comes to collecting disability benefits and working. The Social Security Administration has access to all your earnings and wages and you would not be able to obtain your disability benefits back if you are caught trying to cheat the system.