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Rules & Regulation For Working Part-Time & Disability

Are you collecting disability and working part-time in Cincinnati, OH? Make sure you are following the legal rules and regulations by contacting Kapor Davis Law.


Working on SSDI, even if it's part-time, can be complicated to maneuver. Make sure you stay on the right side of the law by contacting Kapor Davis Law. We can help you navigate the complex rules and regulations, so you can focus on what's important to you.

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Rules & Regulation for Working Part-Time & Disability


If you are a person living with a disability, you may be wondering if you can work part-time on social security disability. Disabilities vary from person to person. Depending on the severity of your impairment, you may be able to work for several days a week or work part-time and take regular interval breaks. This raises the question, "Can you work part-time on disability?"

Monthly Income


How many hours can I work while on disability? This is one of the common questions we receive from clients. You can work as many hours as you want. The only limitation is the income you get at the end of the month.


If you want to be eligible for disability payments, your annual income cannot exceed a certain threshold. For instance, $1,220 per month (GROSS) was the maximum you could earn in 2019 to be eligible for disability payments under any circumstances.  In 2022, that amount has been increased to $1,360.00  (GROSS).  If your monthly income was more than this level, you are not eligible for disability compensation. However, this limit keeps on changing from year to year. Therefore, it is essential to have information that is up to date.


Can I Work Part-Time and Be Eligible for Social Security Disability?


As a person living with a disability, can you work while on disability? Yes, you can still work part-time and be eligible for social security disability in Cincinnati, OH. However, it is quite a lengthy process to get approved for SSD. Here at Kapor Davis Law, we are experts in Social Security Law who fight for you to get the benefits you deserve.


Risks of Working When Applying for Benefits


One of the most frequently asked questions among people with disability is, "Will I lose my disability if I work part-time?" While applying for disability benefits is a complex process. Benefits approval might take a long time, and you still need to pay your bills. It can be distressing to find that you don't qualify for disability when you're sick and suffering at work. Worse, you may discover that you were refused because you seem to be able to work and not incapacitated.


A claims examiner or judge may be less inclined to think that you are incapacitated if you work more than a few hours each week. So, if you can work part-time at a difficult job, maybe you can work full-time at an easier one. Some judges may believe that you are working part-time because you are unable to find a full-time position, not because you are limited by a  medical condition.


Does Social Security Make Exceptions to the SGA Limit?


There are a few exceptions to the rules regarding substantial gainful activity (SGA), most notably for disabled individuals receiving benefits who are attempting to rejoin the workforce. The Social Security Administration permits people receiving SSDI to participate in trial employment for up to nine months.  There are other rules that allow for deducting work-related expenses that can result in eligibility despite gross wage amounts in excess of the  SGA threshold.


Why Choose Kapor Davis Law?


As a person living with a disability, you need an expert to guide you when filing for Social Security Disability (SSD) benefits. Here at Kapor Davis Law in Cincinnati, OH, we ensure that a team of qualified professionals helps you with the legal knowledge to handle each particular case. Also, you can take advantage of our more than 40 years of industry knowledge and experience. You can count on our expertise and commitment, and you can be sure that we will put in the effort necessary to get the benefits you rightfully deserve.


How to Start Filing for Social Security Disability (SSD) Benefits

If you cannot work because of a disability, you may be eligible for Social Security Disability (SSD) benefits. Filing for SSD benefits can be complex and confusing, but we can help. At Kapor Davis & Associates, LLC, we have experience navigating the SSD process and can help you get started on your SSD claim. Contact us today for a free consultation.


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