I'm Doug, and I'm sorry to hear of the confusion. My goal is to provide you with excellent service today.
It seems like your question is how much can you earn while receiving social security disability and not interfere with your ongoing monthly benefits. because you are self employed, the answer is not all that simply to state. Let me explain.
If you are self-employed, the SSA recognizes that your net profit isn’t necessarily a good indicator of whether you’re doing substantial gainful activity (SGA). Instead the SSA will apply what they call “The Three Tests” to determine if your work activity is SGA. Your work will be considered SGA if you perform work that:
- provides significant services to the business and brings in $1,090 or more in average monthly income
- is comparable to the work of persons without disability in your community engaged in the same or similar businesses, or
- is worth $1,090 per month in terms of its effect on the business or what it saves you from having to pay an employee to do the work.
If you were an employee, you could safely earn as much as $810 per month and not be at risk.
So the bot***** *****ne here for you is, in order to stay on the safe side, if you keep your monthly earnings below about $820 per month you will be okay. The real issue here is that the work that you do for Uber is essentially the same that anyone else does and if you earn too much money you will lose your SSDI benefits. It would also be a very wise thing to keep the hours that you drive for Uber down to something less than about 40 or 50 hours per month.
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