Social Security Lawyers
Social Security lawyers homepageSocial Security LawyersSocial Security Lawyers MembershipSocial Security Lawyers Sucess StoriesSocial Security Lawyers Contacts
 Enter Zip Code

  to fill out a simple form to connect to Social Security Lawyers in your area.

If you have a flair for writing, you may also post an article by clicking on Post Article. We will review your article and publish it if we find the contents relevant to this website. The article should be penned by you. It should not have been copied from any other site.

Earned Income

Posted on:12/6/2012
The fear of losing one's benefits, coupled with the fear that one may not be able to sustain employment, makes the perceived risk of attempting employment very great. In fact, the perceived risk is often much greater than the actual risk.


The fear of losing one's benefits, coupled with the fear that one may not be able to sustain employment, makes the perceived risk of attempting employment very great. In fact, the perceived risk is often much greater than the actual risk.

 

In 1999, the Ticket to Work and Work Incentive Improvement Act become effective. This law was designed to reduce the disincentives to employment for which the previous regulations were notorious.    

 

The regulations for SSI employ a formula for determining specific reductions in cash benefits as a result of earned income. The person's cash benefit will be reduced by $1 for every $2 the person earns in excess of any exclusions to which the person is entitled. Those exclusions may include an earned income exclusion and a general income exclusion.

   

The SSDI recipient is entitled to a trial work period (TWP) of 9 months during which his or her SSDI cash benefit is protected even though the person is earning wages. This period is followed by a 36 month extended period of eligibility (EPE) during which time the person's entitlement to the cash benefit will depend on whether or not the person's earnings exceed the amount that is considered to be substantial gainful activity (SGA).

 

There is no formula to reduce the SSDI amount. Instead, it is an all-or-nothing proposition. The person either receives the SSDI cash benefit or he or she does not.


  
Social Security Lawyers   Show All articles

  to fill out a simple form to connect to Social Security Lawyers in your area.

How Does Social Security Define Disability? Disability Determination Disability Application Process
Disability Denial and Reconsideration Appealing the disability Denial Decision Medicare and Medicaid
What is Social Security Disability? SSDI SSI
Membership Agreement Terms of Service
 RSS Feeds  |  Articles  |  Jobs  |  Leads
SiteMap | SSDI Blog | SSDI | Members | FAQ | Member Directory | Success Stories  | Press Releases
Copyright © 2008. “FDPInc.net”. All rights reserved.

...