When many people are disabled, the disability has come upon them gradually. As their ability to work becomes less and less, jobs are often changed and hours reduced.
If you have heard that people who work, even part time, cannot qualify for Social Security disability benefits, it just isn't true.
Many people who apply for benefits are working a few hours a week and trying to pay their bills and hold on to some degree of financial stability.
Social Security uses a formula to determine how much you can earn before you cannot be awarded benefits. You can make a few hundred dollars a month and still qualify for Social Security disability benefits.
At the Law Office of David W. Parker we encourage you to work if you are able to. The money is desperately needed and providing for yourself is better than staying at home coping with an illness or injury. The Social Security Administration does have a limit on how much you can earn and still qualify for benefits. If the work attempt helps you to return to full time employment there are options such as changing your claim to a "set period claim" for the time you have been unable to work.
At the Law Office of David W. Parker, we give you personal and local support on your disability claim. Our experienced and friendly staff can provide answers to questions such as "Can I Work?" as easily as picking up the phone and calling our office.
Call 801-268-2900 (Salt Lake) or toll free 877-773-5600.