Working While Receiving Social Security Disability Benefits

If you get Social Security disability benefits, you still may be able to work. Here are all the questions that our clients typically ask about working while receiving disability benefits and the answers we provide.

Will I lose my Social Security disability if I work?

Special rules make it possible for people to work and still receive Social Security disability benefits.

Average Wait Time For Social Security Disability Hearing Decisions

For those of us in Social Security law practice, it is evident that the hearing offices in Northern California, Reno and Hawaii are taking longer to issue written decisions following hearings.  It has been publicized that the waiting times to obtain hearings has slowed across the U.S., and we have passed along the statistics showing these delays in a separate article.

How much can I get in disability payments?

Considering filing an application for Social Security disability and unsure of your monthly payment amount if approved? Each individual has a unique disability amount based on covered earnings. Your monthly disability amount depends solely on the amount of federal income taxes you have paid over your lifetime.

Video Hearings During the COVID-19 Pandemic

All Social Security hearing offices remain closed for in-person hearings due to the COVID pandemic. As a result, Social Security is now offering both telephone and video hearings to all claimants. Video and telephone hearings are the only options for claimants during the COVID pandemic.

How To Answer Disability Judge Questions at an SSDI Hearing

The thought of testifying in front of a judge can be intimidating. After waiting months or even years for their day in court, most people applying for disability do not know what to expect, or have any idea about the types of questions they will be asked. For most of our clients, the hearing will be the first time they’ve talked to a judge or interacted with the legal system. Understandably this can be a stressful and confusing time, but we work zealously to make sure our clients are confidence and prepared on their hearing day.

SSA Hearing Options Available During COVID-19

Due to the COVID pandemic, all Social Security hearing offices are closed for in-person hearings. According to Social Security, these closures are expected for the foreseeable future. Fortunately Social Security is offering two secure and safe options for your disability hearing so you won’t have to wait.

Important Social Security Changes for 2021

If you are a Social Security beneficiary, expect to see your benefit increase next year. All SSDI and SSI disability recipients will receive a 1.3 percent COLA for 2021. COLA stands for “Cost of Living Adjustment”. Social Security annually increases benefits to counteract inflation.