There are many people who are disabled and unable to work, yet are not sure if they should work while waiting for their SSDI or SSI disability benefits. The answer to this question depends on a variety of factors, including the amount of income you would earn from working and the amount of your disability benefits.
Generally, if you are receiving SSDI benefits, you are not allowed to work and still receive benefits. However, there are a few exceptions, such as if you are working part-time and your income is below a certain limit. If you are receiving SSI benefits, you are allowed to work, but your benefits may be reduced or eliminated if your income from work is too high.
Before making the decision to work while waiting for disability benefits, you should speak with an attorney who can help you understand how your work income will affect your benefits. Collins Disability Law can help you determine if you should work while waiting for benefits and can assist you in filing for benefits if you are eligible.