I’m on SSDI. Can I Work and Keep My Disability Benefits?

The Social Security Administration offers several programs to encourage disability benefits recipients to hold a job. The best-known program is Ticket to Work. Although the program is somewhat complicated, it provides people on disability the opportunity to work without losing their SSDI benefits.

Impairment-Related Work Expenses and Disability Benefits

Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) both allow working beneficiaries to deduct certain work-related expenses from their countable income, making it easier to qualify for benefits or, in the case of SSI, to receive a larger payment.

What Assets Count When Applying for SSI?

To be eligible for Supplemental Security Income (SSI), an applicant can have no more than $2,000 in assets. However, not all assets count towards the $2,000 limit.

Will a Special Needs Trust Impact Your Section 8 Voucher?

Many low-income people with disabilities use special needs trusts to remain eligible for public assistance. While you can qualify for the Section 8 voucher program with an SNT, it can affect how much housing assistance you receive.

Is a Personal Injury Settlement Taxed?

Approximately 95 percent of personal injury cases settle before trial. For those cases that result in a trial, more than 90 percent end with an injured person or surviving family winning the case and receiving a money judgment.