Good afternoon Catherine,
I'm Doug, and I'm very sorry to hear of your situation. My goal is to provide you with excellent service today.
The fact that your student loan was forgiven based on your disability will not prevent you from participation in the ticket for work program (which really is just a program that brings employers and disabled persons together), nor will trying to work part time resurrect your student loan that has already been forgiven.
While you are receiving SSDI you are eligible to try going back to work.
And yes, you may certainly work without jeopardizing your present social security disability benefits. However, there are income limitations as well as a limitation on the amount of time you may work above a given wage.
Social Security has what is called a trial work period. It is a period of 9separate months where you may earn as much as you want. Any month in which you earn less than the $810 threshold it does not count toward the nine month limit. These 9 months are not consecutive, but may occur anytime within a 5year period while you are disabled and qualified for SSDI.
After you have had a total of 9 months where you earned more than $810, you will be subject to re-evaluation by social security to determine whether you are still disabled.
So as long as you earn less than $810 per month, you will never jeopardize your SSDI benefits. Just keep in mind that in any 60 month period, if you earn above that $810 level more than 9 times, you will be re-evaluated and you could lose your SSDI benefits.
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