Disability Benefits

Where Can I Find The Rules Explaining How Part Time Income Affects Disability Benefits?

hi, I am on permanent disability in New Jersey. I need to aquire some sort of part time employment to supplement my disability check. Where would I find the rules and laws explaining how part time income works?


The following Social Security pamphlet: https://www.ssa.gov/pubs/EN-05-10095.pdf is a good place to start. If you are receiving Social Security disability benefits (SSDI), you can normally earn up to $1170 per month (gross) without losing benefits.

Best, Jerry

Would Filing For SSDI Help?

Last week my County insurance was severed because s.s.i. was $16 over the acceptable amount. Yesterday, my food stamps were cut from $168 to $16. Sometime last year my account went over $1200.
I had cancer surgery 11/24/16, take anti seizure, anxiety and depression meds. Is there any way signing up for S.S.D. I. could help? This is an impossible situation!


I'm sorry to hear about all of the problems you are having.

Will It Be A Problem That I Worked For A Short Time After Filing For Social Security?

I have more than one question as this stuff is utterly confusing, especially if part of your disability involves issues with thinking but I'll try to make sense here. My first question is, although I was unemployed for over a year and a half before I attempted to try working again 2/17 to March 10th 2017 while waiting to hear back about my initial decision on my disability application 6/2016, will this screw me?

Can I Withdraw The Conversion From Disability To Retirement Benefits At FRA?

I've read your book "Get What's Yours" and i have some questions on how to proceed. have been receiving Social Security Disability benefits for the past 6 years starting at age 60; I will be 66 in June. I went to my Social Security office to withdraw my Social Security benefit before my Disability benefit converts to the Social Security Retirement Benefit in June. So, I filed the form 521 to withdraw.

Will My Benefit Amount Go Up Or Down When I Turn 62?

I have been on disability since 2009,on may 9th I will turn 62, will my benefits go up or down?


Neither. If you are receiving Social Security disability benefits (SSDI), your benefit rate won't change when you turn age 62. Barring a change in your status, you will continue to receive SSDI until you reach full retirement age. At that time, your disability benefits will convert to regular Social Security retirement benefits at the same monthly rate as your SSDI.

Best, Jerry

Is It Possible To Waive Social Security Benefits In A Court Order?

Hi, I'm a lawyer working on a child custody case. The mother is on SSDI, and we think it's possible her desire for custody stems from an attempt to increase her benefits somehow. We are wondering if it's possible to include in the settlement agreement or court order that the mother may not apply for additional benefits or has to waive part of the benefits she's already getting?

Can I Get Benefits Right Away If I Stop Working?

last few years have health issues inconsistent to work briefly mentioning my health issue. In 2011 I got multiple strokes and hospitalized for while in that duration received SSA disability benefits till April 2014 after that joined in work till sept 2106.
Now I am decided to take retirement my present age is 59 years.
if I take retirement now will benefits right away?
Please advise

Hi Alex,