Answered on Apr 12th, 2012 at 4:44 PM
Over the years when this question has come up, I always ask
does your doctor say?
If your medical condition prevents you from working, you have your
answer. If it doesn't, how many hours
does the doctor suggest, or ask that you limit it to? Does the doctor restrict how much you can
lift, carry, sit, stand, walk, reach, squat, stoop, or bend? In your decision approving your disability,
were any of these things mentioned?
do you say?
If the doctor gives the green light
or at least a yellow light and says "try it" are you up to it? Can you do it?
I have changed your question into two questions and neither
concerns income. If this works out, who
knows, perhaps you will get off disability.
Remember, if you go back to work, you must report that to the Social
Security Administration (SSA), and KEEP ALL YOUR PAY STUBS.
If you start working, you may trigger a trial work
period. Go to http://1.usa.gov/IzE2JB to learn more about a
Trial Work Period, and study all
information very carefully. "Gross
Earnings" in one month will trigger this.
One last thing ... SSA can and will review you. If you simply stop going to medical providers
that means the medical evidence that documents your disability will dry up.
Get busy - go online to find free or reduced fee clinics or something
that will use a "sliding scale."
PLEASE NOTE that an in person consultation is always best
when you have a legal problem. DO NOT RELY on information for a legal remedy
without having contacted a lawyer. Facts and circumstances of every case have
to be applied to the law that is relevant for the state or location in
NEVER rest on a right or defense you may have. Legal rights
are not like wine - they don't improve with age or time. Time limits can
completely prohibit recovery. SEEK LEGAL ADVICE IMMEDIATELY.
Be sure to visit my website
for answers to other Social Security Disability questions.
No attorney-client relationship has been established because of the information provided. Seek local counsel to address your particular facts. MJHJ