Social Security Disability Benefits: Are You Able to Work?

Social Security Disability (SSD) benefits are designed to support people who are disabled and cannot work.

Once you begin receiving Social Security disability benefits, you may feel that you would like to work again. Social Security has special rules called work incentives that allow you to test your ability to work and still receive monthly Social Security disability benefits. SSA will evaluate two things:

  • Your ability to do the work you once did.
  • Your ability to do other work.

You may also receive help with education, rehabilitation and training you need in order to work.

Eligibility Factors:

Age, education and work experience are factors when it comes to eligibility.

  • Once you reach the age of 55 you may be less likely to adjust to a new job.
  • Your educational level may affect your ability to work in a different field.

The Social Security Administration will consider all these factors when deciding if you are disabled and the level of your disability. Our Social Security Disability Lawyers will assist you through this complicated process. Call us toll free at (877) 846-4878 or click here for a free initial consultation form.