COVID-19 Notice: Midwest Disability, PA is fully operational in accordance with safety regulations provided by the CDC and local health officials. Our attorneys continue to provide quality legal representation and are available to discuss your case over the phone or by e-mail.

Woman may lose SSDI and SSI benefits due to 'miscalculation'

Do you think you could support two children and yourself by making only $9 per hour at a part-time job in Minneapolis? Even with inexpensive housing and cutting other costs like owning a car and going out to eat, making only $9 an hour at a part-time job may make it extremely challenging for families to make ends meet each month.

One woman who is in this very situation has had difficulty making ends meet over the past few years, but she is also disabled and has been able to collect Social Security Disability Insurance payments since she cannot work full-time. Both of her children also suffer disabilities, and due to the family's limited financial resources, the woman has also been able to collect Supplemental Security Income payments for her children to help cover basic living expenses.

But the woman's disability payments were recently suspended by the Social Security Administration. The SSA claims that the woman has not been properly reporting her income from her part-time job, and as a result, her benefits have allegedly been miscalculated for years.

Folks who are disabled may still work and earn income from jobs while also collecting disability benefits. However, income from jobs must be reported to the appropriate agencies and disability recipients typically cannot earn more than $700 to $1,000 per month from their jobs, otherwise their benefits may be compromised.

The woman whose benefits have been suspended claims that she reported her income from her part-time job to the local office that handles SSI claims. She said that she assumed the information about her income was also being passed on to the SSA for calculating her SSDI benefits. However, the woman was apparently supposed to report her income to the SSA by filing an annual estimation of income report in addition to the reports she had already been filing for SSI benefits. Now the SSA is claiming that it overpaid the woman by more than $34,000.

As a result of this miscalculation in benefits, the woman has not been able to receive SSI or SSDI payments since November. She is now hoping to resolve this problematic issue by bringing her case to an administrative law judge. She may be able to have her debt cleared and she may also be able to begin receiving SSI payments again for her children. She plans on looking for another part-time job since she doesn't want to completely give up working.

Source: News Chief, "Miscalculation Threatens Family's SSI Benefits," Eric Pera, Jan. 27, 2013

  • Our firm provides counsel to folks who are interested in applying for Social Security disability benefits as well as those who are eligible for disability benefits but also want to obtain part-time work. To learn more about our firm and practice, please visit our page about working while receiving Social Security disability benefits.
Contact Us To Get Started

Contact us online or call our offices directly at 888-351-0427 for a free case evaluation. All cases are taken on contingency, meaning there are no fees until we recover benefits for you.

Contact Us Today

Bold labels are required.

Contact Information

The use of the Internet or this form for communication with the firm or any individual member of the firm does not establish an attorney-client relationship. Confidential or time-sensitive information should not be sent through this form.


Privacy Policy

In Minnesota, we handle Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) claims. Throughout the nation, we handle SSDI applications and appeals for people from Ohio to Kansas, North Dakota to Texas and everywhere in between.


Midwest Disability, P.A.
408 Northdale Boulevard Northwest
Coon Rapids, MN 55448

Coon Rapids Law Office Map