Social Security Disability And Working Part Time

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In the terminology of Social Security, work equals substantial gainful activity, defined in 2014 as full or part-time activity that generates at least $1,070 gross income in a month. That number will adjust each year with the COLA. Someone making that much money is considered to be working, and an application for Social Security Disability (SSD) benefits is likely to be denied under these circumstances.If you are working part time or want to work part time, earning less than $1,070 per month — or if you wish to go to school — despite a disabling condition, you may still qualify for SSD benefits. Keep in mind that nuances may matter a great deal in such cases. For example, if you are enrolled in a university program or working part time as a Tupperware sales consultant, you may be taking on a reduced load of classes or Tupperware parties because of your disabling medical condition(s).

Under these circumstances, you may still qualify for SSD. But if you are handling an intense, rigorous load of classes or work activities, it may be difficult to verify that you have a permanent disability that keeps you from working. Testimony from your doctor(s) will be very important as you prepare to present evidence that you are unable to interact as fully with classmates and teachers (or customers) as you would have been before you were disabled.

For Advice On Social Security Disability And Going To School Or Working — Contact The Illinois Lawyers Of Jeffrey A. Rabin & Associates, Ltd., In Chicago

When you or a loved one suffers from a permanent disability, an attorney on your side can be an invaluable guide to help you navigate the SSD process. To schedule a free initial consultation with an attorney about Social Security Disability and working part time, call 847-299-0008 or 888-529-0600 toll free or contact us online.

We work on a contingency fee basis. This means you will not owe money up front and there will be no hourly fees. Our fees must be approved by the Social Security Administration (SSA) and comply with SSA guidelines. We file our fee agreement with the SSA in every case.