I would bring in an extra $2080 in. And Social Security lets you keep your disability money for 9 months while you are transitioning to work. That’s $1252. I’m not sure what happens after the 9 months is up.
Sounds like a Nice amount of extra cash. If you can hold down the job it might change your life.
You then enter a 36 month period where:
If you make over what they consider “a substantial amount”($1,310 a month or over according to Soc. Sec) you can not receive benefits for that month. But if it’s less than $1310 apparently you still can get benefits in this period.
Everything is in here:
What kind of work do you have in mind?
Full time can be exhausting after the initial hype wears off.
There’s also the option of a part-time job that pays higher than minimum and is less exhausting or a better fit for you.
Are you on ssi or ssdi?
I think @TomCat is finding out r n how the system works. Maybe he can chime in.
The $1310 amount is for year 2021…so if you worked 9 months into 2022 the amount will probably be adjusted to slightly higher.
Their talking about a COLA raise of 6.1%ish for 2022 cuz inflation is out of control
Well for the casino I would be a cage cashier but I’m also trying for my old job back at Social Services as an Eligibility Specialist. That would pay much more and would be full time.
I’m on ssdi 1515
Min wage jobs don’t tend to be full time they save money on benefits that way
I did put down on the application that I would like my starting wage to be higher since I have experience but that doesn’t mean they’ll pay it.
After the 9 months you get a few more months of benefits then they stop it. You are supposed to get 36 months of extended eligibility but they ended mine after about 24 months. I appealed it but haven’t heard back yet. You get to keep Medicare but have to pay the premium.
Sign up for automatic monthly payments and they take out like $149 a month otherwise you have to mail in a check every three months for like $400 or $500. The monthly deduction is easier to swallow.