There are a number of different programs that can provide you with supplemental income and assistance in order to help you manage living with a disability. Your eligibility for certain programs such as Social Security Retirement Benefits, Social Security Insurance, and other programs can vary depending on whether or not you are currently receiving SSDI benefits.
SSDI and Social Security Retirement Benefits – After you reach the age of retirement, your SSDI benefits will automatically transition into Social Security retirement payments. The payment amounts will not change during this transition. It is important to note that you will not be receiving any additional benefits after your SSDI benefits become Social Security retirement benefits.
SSI and SSDI – If you currently have a limited income, you could be eligible to receive both SSDI and Supplemental Security Income payments. SSI, or Supplemental Security Income, is another program that provides disability benefits to aid low-income beneficiaries. By combining the free government benefit payments from both of these programs, you will be able to pay off your expenses easier than ever before.
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Working on Social Security Disability – Beneficiaries of SSDI payments are not permitted to engage in substantial gainful activity (SGA), which is any work that brings an income of over $1,180 per month. However, SSDI recipients who are living with blindness have an expanded SGA limit of $1,970 each month.
Note: Business earnings may have an influence on your SGA, so you should take some time to consider all of the factors before applying or maintaining your SSDI benefits.