Try to go back to work on ssd?
I’ve work for a company while receiving SSD for the past two yrs. Grossing between 750 an 800 momtly. In January they came to me about working more hrs. I knew I had all 9 months of my TWP. So I figured I’d test myself. Jan was ok. February it started to get to me. March I knew it was too much. Informed them I needed to cut my hrs starting in April which they said no problem. My question is what risk did I take working over the SGA for 3 months. How will these affect my benefits?
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The trial work period allows you to work above $850 per month (in 2018) for any 9 months within a 5 year period. The 9 months can be in a row or not. If you've only used up 3 of your 9 months then you should not have any issues with your ongoing SSD benefit payment.
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Assuming that you did not work any in 2015, gross earnings of $800 or less would not have used any of your trial work period months. During the trial work period, you are allowed to earn income in excess of the substantial gainful activity amount without incurring an overpayment. Based upon your description, you have now used three of your nine trial work period months. There should be no effect on your benefit amount or the duration of your benefits as a result of those three months of increased earnings.
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