My friend has SSD due to crippling injuries. She makes $1,036 a month. She has no intention of getting a job nor would

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Customer: My friend has SSD due to crippling injuries. She makes $1,036 a month. She has no intention of getting a job nor would she be physically able to should the opportunity arise however she was curious about how much she was allowed to earn a month and keep her benefits. Again just checking to see, not trying to cheat the government and she couldn’t even get a sit down job due to full body tremors, she just wanted to see out of curiosity.
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Hello, this is Chris, and I will be helping you with your question today. I am an attorney with over 20 years of experience with social security and other areas of law and tax, and I hope my experience will lead me to provide you with a full and complete answer. Please understand that this site is for informational purposes only and by me answering your question, it does not create an attorney-client relationship. Thank you for using justanswer and thank you for your question. How are you doing this fine day?

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Good, thank you and no privacy is needed, just checking in for fun. We’re literally doing nothing with the information but if you have an app you might as well use it.
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Great, I am glad to hear that. I do have some follow up questions to give you a more detailed response. I want to ensure that you are satisfied and therefore, I need to understand your question fully. Are there any other relevant facts that you need to give me?

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Christopher B, Esq., Expert

What type of social security disability is she on?

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SSDI? Or SSI supplemental?

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SSDI, and she has Parkinson’s and seizures with a few other things but the answer doesn’t have to be that accurate just ball park, again not doing anything with the information, she is just curious.
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Christopher B, Esq., Expert

Give me just a moment to review your question and I will quickly draft an answer for you. Thank you for your patience.

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Thank you for your time and assistance
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Christopher B, Esq., Expert

I understand you are concerned about how much you can earn while on social security disability. Let me see if I can help you with your SSDI disability issue. You have a 9 month trial work period in which you can earn an unlimited amount of income during that time. A trial work month is any month in which you earn over $970 (in 2022) in a month. Once you use up 9 of these months in a 60 month time period, your trial work period ends. After that time, you will not receive a benefit in any month when you earn over $1350(in 2022) in a month. So, yes, you can work but you cannot earn more than the limits in my answer.

I hope this helps!

If you have any follow up questions, please reply here and I’ll be happy to assist you.

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I have a follow up about SSI, again I don’t need privacy because I’m going to be above board on whatever you tell me. I have Autism, Schizoaffective disorder, and a few other things that put me on SSI but I have been working with a therapist and am trying to ween myself into the world (not sure if I said that right) I want to try working but am afraid that I will lose my benefits the second I get a job. I earn $841 a month.
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Christopher B, Esq., Expert

SSI is a different standard.  SSI supplemental, reduces your benefit $1 for every $2 over $85.  See link from SSA for more:  https://www.ssa.gov/pubs/EN-05-10095.pdf

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Does this completely answer your question? Your satisfaction is most important to me, so I want to make sure that your question has been answered. Please let me know if you have any follow up questions related to this. Thank you!

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I think it does, thank you. I just take a long time to read
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No problem.  I hope I was able to answer your question. If you would like to ask me another question in the future, you can add me as a favorite Expert. You'll have the option to do that on your "My Questions" page if you choose to rate our interaction or you can request me by name if you wish, again my name is @Christopher B, Esq.

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