One of the major concerns that individuals have in regard to Social Security Disability is how working will affect benefits. While each individuals' situation is completely different and every case will differ, there are some general principles that people should know about.
At the Middlesex, New Jersey, law office of Robert J. Ryan, Attorney at Law, we take pride in the fact that we practice exclusively in the areas of Social Security Disability and Supplemental Security Income. With 20 years of private practice under our belt, in addition to our founder's 15 years of experience as a Social Security staff attorney, our firm provides a high level of legal advice, counsel and representation. We can answer all of your questions with knowledge of the law and our experience.
How Work Affects Your Benefits
One of the most frequently asked questions that our law firm receives is "Can I work and continue to collect SSD?" In general, it is possible to work — to a limited extent. So what does that mean?
- It is possible to be considered disabled if you work and earn less than $1,000 per month in gross earnings.
- Because handling a claim is a two-year process, you may go back to work and still receive payment for period of time you were out of work.
- If you are uncertain whether work is an option, you can try working temporarily without harming your chances of receiving benefits. If you have difficulty and worked for less than three months, it will be considered as unsuccessful work attempt.
While these are some generic examples, it is crucial that you talk with an attorney about your situation because each situation is different from the next.
Contact a New Jersey Social Security Disability Benefits Attorney
If you need a lawyer to help answer your important questions, our law firm can help. Attorney Ryan and our legal staff are exceptionally knowledgeable about the laws that affect Social Security Disability and Supplemental Security Income. Contact our law firm by e-mail or by calling 732-733-4534 or toll free at 877-401-3514.