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While there are several regulations regarding working while disabled and trial work periods, it really depends on who gets the information that a person is working and how they implement the regulations. I have seen that some SSA worker will totally stop benefits and create an overpayment based upon little or no information regarding work. I have also seen where a claimant notifies SSA immediately that there is work activity and its two or three years later before any action is taken, causing a huge overpayment. True, SSA is not supposed to count the first 9 months. But often, they do and it is for the claimant to appeal it and eventually go to a judge to get it straight. The problem is, an attorney will usually not help because there will be no backpay to get paid from.
I suggest that you 1. Notify SSA that you have taken a job by hand delivery with a date stamp on the letter or by certified mail.
2. If you are still working in 6 months and it appears that you will continue, notify SSA to stop your checks, the same way.
3. Return any checks you get from SSA after that by hand delivery with a copy noting it was returned and a date stamp. This can be done by certified mail, but better by hand. If you get direct deposit, I suggest a cashiers check. Do not ever assume that the worker at the SSA office will ever do anything as expected. While there are plenty of wonderful employees at the SSA offices, they are bombarded with documents and quite often things fall through the cracks.