The Right To Work While Pursuing Social Security Disability Benefits

Can I still work when I am receiving social security disability benefits? How many hours can I work and still receive Social Security Disability benefits? Read on to learn more about your rights!

You can work and still receive Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) or Supplemental Security Income (SSI), but it is wise to consult an experienced attorney who can advise you on the best way to make your work comply with your benefit payments. Social Security Disability Insurance is a federal insurance program that provides benefits to the disabled. At Krasno, Krasno & Onwudinjo, we encourage our clients every day to seek job opportunities. We will also help them to do so if it is plausible considering their disability, injury or illness.

Disability benefits are not a gold mine. Living high on the hog is not possible on Social Security Disability benefits. Supplementing your benefit payments with earned income from a part-time job is a good option for many clients. If you receive Social Security Disability Insurance or Supplemental Security Income payments in your name, you are allowed to work no more than 20 hours weekly and earn no more than $1,000 gross each month. Overall Household income levels affect only Social Security Insurance payments.

Email us or call us at 877-794-2396 to find out more about how you can supplement your Social Security Disability benefit payments with part-time work income. Schedule a free initial consultation with one of our knowledgeable, helpful, and highly skilled attorneys in your area.

Krasno, Krasno, & Onwudinjo is headquartered in Philadelphia. We advise, counsel and represent clients from 11 different offices throughout Pennsylvania.

Vocational Training Could Benefit You And Your Family

There is no need to give up your Social Security Disability benefits to work. We can even help you acquire the skills you need to become qualified for a job you might be able to perform given your disability, injury or illness. Vocational training can even be beneficial if your injury is only temporary.

Vocational training could help you acquire skills such as:

  • Computer skills
  • Managerial skills
  • Accounting skills
  • Advanced organizational skills
  • Writing skills
  • Several other job skills that might allow you to take a new role at the company you already work for

We can work with your employer to negotiate terms for vocational training that can benefit you and the company. These skills will be useful for you in any supplemental position you decide to take on. Having vocational skills in your pocket is important because it will teach you a new learning style, job readiness, and communication skills.

Contact Our Disability Benefits Lawyers Today

Krasno, Krasno, & Onwudinjo is a law firm that comes from three different generations. Our highly qualified team of lawyers will do anything in their power to make sure you receive the compensation you deserve. To schedule a free initial consultation, email us or call us at 215-310-0001 or toll-free at 877-794-2396. We handle all cases on a contingency basis, meaning that we collect attorney’s fees only if you receive compensation in your case to obtain benefits.