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Can I Apply For SSD While Working Part Time Or Going To School?

If you can no longer work because of a mental or physical disability, you can likely qualify for Social Security Disability (SSD) benefits. If you would like to work, however, even part time, it is important to consult with an attorney to fully understand how that could affect your benefits.

At Philip J. Fulton Law Office in Columbus, Ohio, we can answer all of your questions about receiving SSD benefits while working part time or going to school. We can then guide you through the application or appeal process to give you the best chance to secure the disability benefits that you need and deserve.

There Are Limitations To Working While Receiving SSD Benefits

Currently, the Social Security Administration considers you to be gainfully working if you are bringing home $1,070 a month or more. In practical terms, that means if you want to receive disability benefits, you should be making less than that a month. Generating any income, however, will likely also mean receiving less in disability benefits.

To apply for SSD benefits while working part time or going to school, you will have to prove that the work or schooling is not too physically rigorous. Otherwise, the government may deny your application.

Our lawyers will work with your doctors to prove the limitations that your disability places on you, including that you cannot work or perform the school work as you would without your disability. Avoiding the hurdles that often lead to application rejections is where having an experienced lawyer in your corner can provide an important advantage.

Contact Philip J. Fulton Law Office Today For Help

Helping you through all the finer points of the Social Security Disability process is what we do here at Philip J. Fulton Law Office. We understand how important it is to many clients that they be able to still work in some form even if they suffer from a disability.

To fully understand your rights as to how you can continue to work part time while receiving benefits, schedule a free consultation. Call us at 614-963-9569. You will owe no attorney fees unless we recover benefits on your behalf.