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Can I Work While Applying For Social Security Disability?

Dec. 10, 2019

Many people are under the assumption that they cannot work while applying for Social Security Disability but this is not necessarily true. Applying for disability benefits can be a confusing process. If you’re wondering whether or not you’re able to work while apply for Social Security disability, here is some information to keep in mind.

Can I Work Full Time?

You can work while applying for Social Security Disability benefits as long as you are receiving less than a certain amount determined by the Social Security Administration (SSA). The amount set by the SSA is called the SGA limit. The SGA limit for the year 2014 is $1,070 per month. So it doesn’t matter if you work part time or full time. Just as long as you make under the SGA limit every month.

Working While Applying For Disability Has Its Risks

Applying for Social Security Disability can be a lengthy process and it can take months for your benefits to be approved. If you choose to work and make under $1,070 per month, a judge or examiner may conclude that you are not totally disabled. The short answer is, if you can can avoid working while applying for Social Security Disability, do so.

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If you’re considering applying for Social Security Disability, Grech Law Firm is here to help you every step of the way. Whether you’re applying for the first time or have been denied, getting you the benefits you deserve is our priority. Give us a call today at (586-203-3125 to get started!