First Off, Understand Substantial Gainful Activity (SGA)
What Is Substantial Gainful Activity?
Working While Receiving SSDI Benefits
Is it possible to work while receiving SSDI benefits? In some cases, yes. If you lose your case because you are working at the substantial gainful activity level, an experienced lawyer would know how to appeal your case and possibly win at the next appeals level.
Working While Receiving SSI Benefits
Is it possible to work while receiving SSI benefits? In some cases, you can work while you receive SSI benefits. The Social Security Administration will determine whether or not you are working at a substantial gainful activity level. If you are working below the level, you are still eligible for benefits. But SSI recipients should know that their earnings may affect the amount of SSI benefits they receive each month.
The substantial gainful activity rules and their exceptions can be complicated. If you are working while applying for benefits and have questions about your claim, contact our office for a free consultation. Having an experienced lawyer is important for presenting your disability case properly to the Social Security Administration. Our representatives have a history of success winning benefits for our clients while they continue to work.