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Can you work and still draw disability?

karmafor1

Posted 10:50 am, 02/06/2011

YES ABSOLUTYL AND THATS CORRECT YOU MAY ONLY BE ABLE TO WORK 20 HRS A WEEK IF YOU MAKE MIN WAGE, IF MORE IT MAY BE LESS HOURS YOU CAN CALL SSI AND THEY WILL HELP YOU BREAK DOWN WHAT YOU CAN MAKE WITHOUT THEM TAKING AWAY YOU CK I KNOW THIS BECAUSE I HAVE CLIENTS WHO ARE WKN AND RECEIVE A CK

Titus3:18

Posted 10:53 pm, 02/05/2011

Yes, you can draw disability and work at the same time. However, there are limits to the amount that you can earn, and these change each year (generally increase). You can contact the local Social Security office to get details.

smartchic

Posted 9:24 pm, 02/05/2011

IF U CANNN.!!

hanginlikealoosetooth

Posted 9:20 pm, 02/05/2011

Rowan

Posted 9:19 pm, 02/05/2011

Some people are on disability because they are overweight also...I personally do not consider that a disability.

Then again..you have some that are on disability that are able to climb deer stands and move mobile homes...go figure.

hanginlikealoosetooth

Posted 8:49 pm, 02/05/2011

hanginlikealoosetooth

Posted 7:53 pm, 02/05/2011

this is for the person who started this thread....

A retired gentleman went to the social security office to apply for Social Security.

The woman behind the counter asked him for his driver's license to verify his age. He looked in his pockets and realized he had left his wallet at home. He told the woman that he was very sorry but he seemed to have left his wallet at home. "I will have to go home and come back later." The woman says, "Unbutton your shirt." So he opens his shirt revealing curly silver hair. She says, "That silver hair on your chest is proof enough for me" and she processed his Social Security application.

When he gets home, the man excitedly tells his wife about his experience at the social security office. She says, "You should have dropped your pants. You might have gotten disability too.

HIPPIEGIRL

Posted 6:58 pm, 02/05/2011

How can u be "DISABLE"....and get a check and then be "ABLE"....enough to work

Hummingbird

Posted 6:22 am, 02/04/2011

Irish great explanation of how Social Security- Working While Disabled.

When my son started working at Lowe's a few years ago, the dollar amount for the month was $810. It must have gone up since then.

IRISHICEQUEEN

Posted 10:50 pm, 02/03/2011

There is a difference. With SSI, you get a set amount, usually not very much. You can NOT work or you will lose your benefits if you make over 65 dollars a month. With social security, the amount you get is based on what you have worked, same amount as if you retired and received it. With social security you CAN work but CANNOT make more than 1000 a month or they take your check, entirely. You get a 9 month period where you can work as much as you want, earn as much as you want. After the 9 months you must not make more than 1000. If you continue to work over that amount, after 3 years you will lose it entirely.

sassy senior

Posted 7:50 pm, 02/03/2011

don't look like it

Joseph T.

Posted 7:48 pm, 02/03/2011

Bigfoottinytoes(view profile)
Posted 12:42 am, 02/03/2011
SSi is not disability. It retirement insurance. It is the same as a 401k in many ways. If you are talking about SSi then you can work all you want and even draw unemployement. After making $13,000.00 a year one dollar for every two dollars made is taken back by SSI.
You do know that there is a difference between Social security and Social security disability right.

funnystuff

Posted 3:02 pm, 02/03/2011

Yes, you can be partial disable and draw some, but not as much/

Bigfoottinytoes

Posted 2:56 pm, 02/03/2011

Besides, I can't find a job and I am mostly healthy and in good mind. If you think the nursing home is laying off people because of less money, then think again. I have a friend who invested in nursing home years ago and nursing home is one of the most profitable businesses around. With the population growing older, nursing homes will only become more profitable in the future.

Hummingbird

Posted 2:53 pm, 02/03/2011

Empowers you make a good point....there are some that are in nursing homes that could do small chores (work).

BUT, there are a lot more people living on welfare (food stamps, child's SSI, etc) that is more capable of working than these elderly people. Maybe these elderly disabled people can teach the younger group how to work instead of depending entirely on the government to live. These younger people could go to the nursing home and do jobs that the elderly are unable to handle.

Bigfoottinytoes

Posted 2:52 pm, 02/03/2011

There are many things for people in nursing homes to do, they just can't do them. By the time a person get into a nursing home they can't do much of anything, even little things like taking care of themselves and things like make their beds is totally out of the question. The last thing a person wants to do is go to one of those places and in 99.9999% of the time they only go there as last resort.

dufflady

Posted 2:39 pm, 02/03/2011

I don't think empowers is thinking about slave labor here. I think some people are picturing elderly people being forced to scrub floors and do dishes. That's just ridiculous.

I think it would be good for those who would still want to feel useful to be assigned tasks. They would still have the choice to do them or not. I know many older people feel useless when they have gone their whole lives working, then are not able to. It could be something as simple as checking the mail, reading to someone else who is not able to....

Bigfoottinytoes

Posted 2:27 pm, 02/03/2011

Empower, If you are thinking they are being over medicated, I doubt that. I think its more likely their medicine is being sold on the street given the histroy of owners of nursing homes in Wilkes.

empowers

Posted 10:44 am, 02/03/2011

Do some people get better because of or in spite of?

empowers

Posted 10:39 am, 02/03/2011

Bigfoot, I have often wondered why so many in nursing homes don't even know where they are or who you are. Okay, I know about Alzheimers but do you really think all that is due to dementia? I think not.

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