You Can Work and Still Receive Disability Checks
If you can find a job in today's economy, don't let the prospect of losing your Social Security benefits stop you. According to NewsOK.com
, no matter what your impairment might be, the Social Security Administration wants you to know that you have the option of working and still receiving your disability checks.
The Ticket to Work
program offers those involved some flexibility that they were not previously afforded. As long as you report your job, you can still get your benefits no matter how much you make.
If you take part in the program and then realize that your disability makes having a job too difficult, you can quit and start receiving your full benefits again immediately.
The trial work period lasts at least nine months. During this time you will still receive your benefits as long as you have a qualifying disability. Once this ends, you will have three years in which you can still receive benefits while working
, as long as your income does not exceed $980
in most cases.
If you have work expenses, they will be deducted from the amount you make. This means that if you make more than $980 but that extra amount goes toward your work expenses, you will likely still be eligible to receive benefits.
The main work incentives for the Ticket to Work program are as follows:
- Cash benefits no matter how much money you make during the trial period
- Assistance with education, training, or job referrals
- Medicare coverage while you work
- Immediate reinstatement of any benefits lost due to increased income if you lose your job
If you have been looking for ways to increase your monthly income or put your skills to work but have been afraid of losing your Social Security disability benefits, the Ticket to Work program should be of interest. Supplementing your monthly Social Security disability check with a job is now virtually risk-free.
If you, or a loved one, have been denied disability benefits, it is critical that you appeal within 60 days of the notice of denial. The staff at LaVan & Neidenberg is highly trained to appeal disability claims that have been wrongfully denied by Social Security. Don't give up simply because you have been denied - contact us today at 1-888-234-5758 for a FREE evaluation of your case.
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Category: Social Security Disability
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