Disability Benefits

Will My Disability Benefits Stop Because I'll Earn More Than $1,220 This Month?

Hi Larry,

I'm so confused! Please answer this question, I'm getting conflicting information!
I'm in my 9th trial work period. I'm way over $1,220.00 in this month and a few other
trial work months. Handing in my earnings to my advocate. Will they drop me cause I'm over the
amount, or am I now able to go month to month below or above the $1,220? I'm aware of the grace period
but will I be dropped if my trial work periods were too significant in earnings?? Thanks Rochelle

Hi Rochelle,

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I'm sorry to hear about your illness. I hope that whatever type of treatment you're receiving is successful.

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