What happens if I work while receiving Social Security disability benefits?
The government generally encourages people to work, even if they are disabled. Those receiving SSD payments and returning to work have at least a nine-month trial period, during which time they continue to receive full SSD benefits. After the trial period, if they continue working, the government reduces cash benefits by 50 cents for every dollar earned after the first $85. For example, if you earn $500 per month, your monthly cash benefits are reduced by $207.50 ($500 minus $85 divided by 2). Non-cash benefits may be unaffected.
When it comes the family law and social security disability, each client and case is different. It is also important to select an attorney with the experience, skills and professionalism required to address your legal issues. To learn more, contact the Salt Lake City law offices of Melvin A. Cook and schedule an initial consultation to discuss your case.