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Old 12-20-2016, 10:19 AM
 
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64 yrs. old, get $1725/mo on ssdi; how much can i make , working with out having to worry about a cut in ssdi benefits ? i'll be 66 yrs old 08/18, if i should get cut before i go on regular retirement in 08/18, would i go back up to my current $1725/mo ? thanks
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Old 12-20-2016, 11:35 AM
 
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If you can work, why are you on SSDI?
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Old 12-20-2016, 11:57 AM
 
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If you can work, why are you on SSDI?
Good point
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Old 12-20-2016, 12:11 PM
 
Location: Herndon, VA
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If you can work, why are you on SSDI?
This is my thought. In my opinion, I would hope next to nothing. Why don't you do what many SSDI recipients do and work under the table?
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Old 12-20-2016, 12:26 PM
 
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SSDI Ticket To Work Program

https://www.ssa.gov/work/overview.html
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Old 12-20-2016, 12:28 PM
 
Location: Herndon, VA
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SSDI Ticket To Work Program

https://www.ssa.gov/work/overview.html
Not sure the OP would be interested:

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Goals

The goals of the Ticket to Work Program are to:
  • Offer beneficiaries with disabilities expanded choices when seeking service and supports to enter, re-enter, and/or maintain employment;
  • Increase the financial independence and self-sufficiency of beneficiaries with disabilities; and
  • Reduce and, whenever possible, eliminate reliance on disability benefits.
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Old 12-20-2016, 12:48 PM
 
Location: Central IL
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If you can work, why are you on SSDI?
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This is my thought. In my opinion, I would hope next to nothing. Why don't you do what many SSDI recipients do and work under the table?
Soooooo nasty and assuming. By allowing people the chance to earn SOME money without losing benefits they can have a period of "trial" employment. Otherwise, if you try to work and quite SSDI but then can't hold the job, it can takes months to get reinstated. That would mean very little encouragement to even try to work.

Do you want to encourage people to work or not? No, you'd rather deny them any kind of benefit or give them something just so you can complain about how hard YOU'VE worked.
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Old 12-20-2016, 12:52 PM
 
Location: City Data Land
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If you can work, why are you on SSDI?
Here we go again. How about because we can't afford to live on the tiny check we receive? I work part time, I have SSDI, and it's all above board. I couldn't work full time and I can't afford not to work at all. As to the answer to OP's question, the cap for 2016 is $1130/month gross, whatever your income from SSD. It may change for 2017 though.
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Old 12-20-2016, 04:40 PM
 
Location: Las Vegas
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Don't be too quick to judge. SSDI is not easy to get and it's almost impossible to get it fraudulently. SSDI and Medicaid usually go together. Many disabled people are capable of working and many would LIKE to work. But they are ill or have medical needs that make them uninsurable in the real world. IF they could get insurance, it would cost more than they make.

It's a Catch-22. Maybe you can work and make enough to be OK giving up the SSDI. But you can't afford the monthly premium for health insurance. And if you qualified for SSDI...you can't afford to go without health insurance because you are disabled and have ongoing medical needs. Even though you might be able to work a few hours a week and keep your SSDI, those few hours may be enough to end your Medicaid eligibility.

The ACA solved this dilemma for some people. They were guaranteed insurance at a cost determined by their income. Many gave up their disability payments. Now ACA is most likely history so these people are going back on disability so they can get insurance.

To the OP- Be very careful if you have both SSDI and Medicaid. The financial eligibility is not identical for both these programs. You may be able to have a part time job that lets you keep SSDI but it could make you ineligible for Medicaid.
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Old 12-20-2016, 05:17 PM
 
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almost impossible to get fraudulently ? guess you don't watch enough judge judy . just about every person on her show on ssdi is on because they are being sued for poor craftsmanship or unfinished work as they renovate houses on the side .
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