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    I have applied for disability from social security and my trial comes up the early part of next month. But my benefits ran out and right now, I am having to depend on my folks for financial support. I only thank god they have more than the means to do so! Does anyone know how much I am "allowed" to earn while my case is under review. The most work I could handle would be part time but at least I wouldn't have to sponge off my folks. But at the same time, I don't want to ruin my chances for benefits. Please help!

  • #2
    Don't force yourself to work. If you can't work you shouldn't be trying to. Your IC can get worse; then where will you be? I almost died by continuing to try to work. If you are really able to work without endangering your health, then is there is any reason to be applying for Social Security disability? Look at your situation from all sides. I'd give anything to still be able to work full time, but my IC won't cooperate.

    I know what you are saying when you indicate that you feel like a burden. But if you can't work, you are not a burden to your family. How wonderful that they are willing to help you.


    • #3
      I know that there is an amount you can make 'up' to but don't remember what it is. If you have all of your literature from SS you should beable to find it in there.

      hope this helps some~
      Courage does not always roar. Sometimes, it is the quiet voice at the end of the day saying, "I will try again tomorrow".


      • #4
        You're allowed to make about $700, but that figure is AFTER deducting for every medication, device, etc. which allows you to be able to function in order to work. They stipulate that even though these things allow you to also lead your normal life the amount is completely deductible.

        It seems like many with part-time jobs would be able to work and not have ANY of their SS taken away from them. Plus, if you make more, you have to work 9 months or a year in order to be dropped.

        If during that time you need to stop working because of your condition, you go right back on SS disability without having to sign up, go to court or do any of the other stuff.

        Hope this helps! Remember to check your stuff from SS and also feel free to call them. They are very helpful in the Return to Work office.

        Positive thoughts and prayers that new treatments for IC will reach all who struggle with this disease,



        • #5
          I think under the Work Incentive Program or Ticket to Work program the income went up to $800.00 the first of January. Check out the Social Security Administration web site and there is information there. I didnt get much help from my local office on this but did from the site.


          • #6
            Where on the web site do you look? I get SSDI and work part time. I was told that I can make up to $740.00 a month. I have been getting benefits since about 1995. You need to be VERY careful if you work and still get benefits as they do check. If you make more they will want proof as to where any money went as far as paying for medical bills, etc. that they can deduct. I am now very careful not to go over the $740.00. I do not get much from my SSDI so I have to work in order for us to make ends meet. Judith


            • #7
              Thowing my 2 cents in here.....when ever you are dealing with the SS office, USE YOUR CASE WORKERS NAME and your ID number!!!!! Make sure it's on copies of everything, every piece of paper that's to pass from you to them. And, make sure that you have made yourself a copy of EVERYTHING before turning papers in. Never just hand valuable papers to the person sitting at the desk answering the phone.

              My sister collects for her 9 year old son who has Cystic Fibrosis and she has been kicked off twice trying to buck the system and not following the rules. She will have to pay a lawyer for the 3rd time now because she will have to refile AFTER they've gotten back the money she owes them.

              She is 41 years old and still thinks she can do it "HER" way. Well, maybe she can......with everything EXCEPT SS
              Courage does not always roar. Sometimes, it is the quiet voice at the end of the day saying, "I will try again tomorrow".