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I just began getting ssdi, and I am supposed to teach a couple

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I just began getting ssdi, and I am supposed to teach a couple of classes for a 3 week long day camp. It is in no way full-time, but, since I've taught there for ten years, and I have a specialized skill, I am paid above the SSDI gross monthly income for that time period. Will this 3 week period jeopardize my benefits? My yearly gross monthly income averages below the limit, even with the money from the day camp.
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Social Security
Expert:  PDtax replied 2 years ago.
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The test is monthly, not annual. It would mean you exceed the income for the month. The Trial Work Period allows an unlimited amount of earnings in a 9 month period over a five year term before your benefits are threatened. For 2015, $780 is the monthly amount SSA uses to see if you could work. is a link to SSA's web page explaining the trial work period.
Months over $780 in earnings count against the limit. Keep that number under 9 for the five year test period.
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Customer: replied 2 years ago.
The link didn't work.
Expert:  PDtax replied 2 years ago. does.

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