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Q: but is my disability in jeopardy at all and if not what will I owe?
A: Based on the amount of your earnings, the answer is yes. A person is allowed to earn $1,170 a month. $1,170 x 12 mos. = $14,040.
Here's how the SSA reduces your income.
If your only income is from your job, the SSA does not include the first $85 you earn toward your countable income. After the $85 adjustment, the SSA will deduct 50 cents for every dollar you earn from your monthly benefits. Here is an example of a person who earns $1,170 a month from working: $1,170 - $85 = $1,085 ÷ 2 = $542.50. The individual’s monthly SSI benefit amount would be reduced by $542.50.
Your monthly benefit amount is also affected by the amount your state adds to the federal SSI payment, if any. For more information, see our article on how much SSI pays.
If your SSI payments stop because you earn too much money, but you are subsequently forced to quit work because of your disability, the SSA will reinstate your benefits without the need for a new application for a period of five years.
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