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How Would Working Affect My Benefits?

I was born 22/Apr/1950; "Disabled" 2000 'til age 65, then switched to 'Retirement', Current $1249/mo/SSI Deposits.
Disabled condition is somewhat better, would like to earn 20-30 hrs Limited PT, without severely affecting my HUD Sect-8 Voucher, Full MEDICARE, MEDICAID Dual Qualified coverages. (NO ONE WANTS <10-20 wkly hr workers).
Considering high transportation costs, I assume I need to make $10-12/hr. Found out the FPL was increased Mar/2018.
Horrible at math, haven't gotten straight answers from SSA or the incorrectly informed VR agencies.


No amount of earnings would adversely affect your Social Security benefits or your Medicare eligibility. And, if your Social Security benefit rate is $1249 you wouldn't qualify for Supplemental Security Income (SSI), which is the needs based program administered by Social Security.

So, it sounds like your only issues might involve how your work and earnings would potentially affect your HUD and Medicaid eligibility. Unfortunately, I can't help you with that because Social Security is my only area of expertise. You'll probably need to direct your questions to the agencies handling your housing assistance and Medicaid eligibility.

Best, Jerry

Jul 8 2018 - 7:44pm
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