Will Social Security Stop My Benefits If I Sell Shares In A Company?

Sep 5 2017 - 7:34am

I'm receiving desability. I own shares in a company. I want to know if. i cash them will SS stop paying me The desability?

Hi,

Assuming that you are drawing Social Security disability (SSDI) benefits and not Supplemental Security Income (SSI), the answer is no. Sale of stock in a company is not considered as earned income, so it would have no effect on your entitlement to SSDI benefits.

Best, Jerry