Those who are unable to earn a living because of physical or mental limitations could be eligible for financial support through the Social Security Administration. This government agency offers different programs that provide eligible California applicants with monthly disability payments. While this support is crucial, some may want to supplement their monthly income with a job. However, earning too much could compromise one’s eligibility for Social Security disability benefits.
Support and the ability to work
Some disability benefits recipients want to work in a limited capacity to earn additional income. Others plan to eventually return to the workplace after a period of recovery, and they intend to gradually increase how much they can work at a time. The Social Security Administration has certain thresholds set for how much one can earn before he or she loses eligibility for benefits.
In 2022, individuals can earn up to $1,350 per month without losing eligibility for disability benefits. One exception to that rule is for blind individuals who currently receive support from the SSA. In 2022, those applicants can earn additional income up to $2,260 per month without compromising eligibility.
Assistance with Social Security matters
Eligibility for Social Security benefits is complex. One who is seeking to apply for benefits or has concerns about how his or her job could affect eligibility may find it helpful to seek the guidance of an experienced California attorney. This can be useful when navigating the complex issues associated with disability benefits and the Social Security Administration.