Can I work and receive benefits at the same time?

Yes, but that gets to be very, very tricky. Depends on how much you are earning. People do get a nine month trial work period. The rules there are very very complicated, very treacherous. You have to document your notification to Social Security – who you talked to, what you told them. This is definitely an area where people need help and advice and counsel. But yes, you can work and draw Social Security Disability at the same time, but it is limited, it is scary.

Many people get their disability reviewed because of work activity. Or they work, think everything is OK, and two years later get hit with a huge overpayment repayment request. It’s a very tough situation so people really do need help.

If you are receiving Social Security benefits but want to return to work, contact the Social Security lawyers of the Hankey Law Office at (800) 520-3633 to learn about your possible options.