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Stephanie O Joy, Esq, Soc. Sec. Attorney
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I receive social security and a ssi disability check. Can i

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I receive social security and a ssi disability check. Can i work. How much income can i receive and still have my disabiliity income.
Submitted: 6 months ago.
Category: Social Security
Expert:  Stephanie O Joy, Esq replied 6 months ago.

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Customer: replied 6 months ago.
Expert:  Stephanie O Joy, Esq replied 6 months ago.

OK, for the finding of disabled to not be lost (which would have you lose both SSI and SSD), your work needs to be very minimal, with an absolute cap of $1090/mo that I'd never come close to. It must also NOT be inconsistent with what you have claimed (and won) your disability on. So no bailing hay part time at a farm if you have a bad back, that sort of thing. I'd keep the hours to well less than 10/week and of course, ensure the pay never grosses more than $1090.

IN addition, SSI will be reduced after the first $65 earned per month - to the tune of $1 for every $2 earned. SO you want to make sure your SSI does not get to zero any month, as you may lose any Medicaid associated with it.

So is working possible? Yes. But you must be very careful and thoughtful about it.

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