There are several requirements that the SSA has put in place for working while receiving disability benefits. SSDI and SSI disability benefits are normally granted on the basis that your disability is severe enough that it prevents you from participating in any substantial gainful activity—such as working.
The general rule is that if you are receiving more than $1,170/month in 2017 from working (or $1,920 if you’re blind), then the SSA will deny or discontinue your disability benefits.
However, there are certain circumstances under which you can continue to receive benefits while working. In fact, the SSA tries to encourage people to see if they are able to go back to work by offering certain incentives based on their benefits. This article will highlight the guidelines that the SSA requires when working with disability benefits.