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If I work full time at minimum wage

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.

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Sounds like a Nice amount of extra cash. If you can hold down the job it might change your life.

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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:

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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.

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Are you on ssi or ssdi?

I think @TomCat is finding out r n how the system works. Maybe he can chime in.

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The $1310 amount is for year 2021…so if you worked 9 months into 2022 the amount will probably be adjusted to slightly higher.

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Their talking about a COLA raise of 6.1%ish for 2022 cuz inflation is out of control

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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.

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I’m on ssdi 1515

Min wage jobs don’t tend to be full time they save money on benefits that way

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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.

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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.

Good luck.

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