Working While Receiving Social Security Disability Benefits

When a mental or physical disability has rendered you unable to financially support yourself, or your family, the assistance of Social Security Disability (SSD) or Supplemental Security Income (SSI) is crucial. Unfortunately, even the benefits may not be enough to cover all of your and your family's costs. It can be very tempting to return to work to supplement these benefits, in whatever capacity possible. Even if you do not feel a financial push to return to work, you may wish to have the day-to-day activity and friendships with co-workers.

The attorneys at Midwest Disability offer compassionate and knowledgeable guidance when you are facing such a situation. We have 50-plus years of combined experience, focused entirely on SSD and SSI. For questions about the benefits and disadvantages of working while receiving Social Security Disability benefits, call or e-mail us from anywhere in the Midwest.

SSD Benefits While Working

The most important question to consider when you are contemplating working while receiving Social Security Disability benefits is how much you will earn. If your monthly salary falls above the range of $740-$1000 a month, continued receipt of your SSD and SSI benefits can become complicated.

What you should remember is that you are receiving these benefits because you have been declared by your doctor to be unable to work, or unable to work in a substantial capacity, due to a physical or mental impairment. Although it is natural to want to return to employment that was a big part of your life, it is important that you do not run the risk of causing yourself additional injury and possibly losing the benefits that you will need well into the future. If you believe you are capable of returning to work, it is important that you speak with your doctor regarding your condition and update our office.

Regardless of the decision you make about returning to work after being approved for SSD and SSI benefits due to your impairment, it is important that you consult with experienced disability benefits lawyers before taking action.

Midwest Disability Works for You, From Our Minneapolis, Kansas City and Illinois Law Firm Locations

The attorneys at Midwest Disability provide a full range of services on behalf of people who must rely on government assistance programs due to a physical or mental impairment. We provide personalized assistance throughout each stage of the benefits process and also offer knowledgeable legal counsel for questions that arise after you have been approved for and have started receiving benefits.

If you have questions about whether you can still receive SSD benefits while working, contact us online or call our offices directly at 888-351-0427 for a free case evaluation and consultation with one of our disability benefits attorneys. You do not pay attorneys fees unless and until we recover benefits on your behalf.