At Saffren and Weinberg, Marc Alan Weinberg, Attorney and Kenneth Scott Saffren, Attorney are partners. The firm’s tagline is “The People’s Voice In Court.” They make themselves available via phone at (215) 309-9577 or by email on the Saffren and Weinberg website. Saffren and Weinberg provides a no-charge, complimentary case review and answers questions for prospective clients.


The Option to Work While Pursuing SSDI Benefits

You might ask yourself: Am I able to work while I receive social security disability benefits? Are there a certain amount of hours I can work to earn these social security benefits? As the law firm of Saffren and Weinberg, known for succeeding in the SSDI practice field, we have answers!


As a matter of fact, you can still work while receiving your SSI benefits or Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI),  but by contacting an experienced attorney such as Saffren & Weinberg, you’ll be guided and advised on which option is best in accordance to your benefit payments. A federal insurance program that offers benefits to the disabled is known as Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI). Our law firm encourages our clients to seek job opportunities that allow for monthly earnings continually. If their disability, illness, or injury prevents them from doing this on their own, our law office is happy to assist.


We know disability benefits are not so easily found and the benefits do not make for the best lifestyle. Having the opportunity to supplement your benefit payments while earning a part-time job income is an excellent option for most clients. If you collect SSI or SSDI payments under your name, you are not allowed to work more than 20 hours per week, and you can not obtain more than $1,000 gross each month. Social Security Insurance payments are only affected at an overall household income level.


People earning SSDI have the option to work, receive work incentives, and earn their SSI disability benefit amount even if they make more than the SGA (substantial gainful activity) amount. This amount can be collected for a trial amount of time, up to nine months. In 2018, the Social Security Administration counts any given month where a person’s earnings amount to $850 a month as a trial work month. In the case that you are self-employed, if you work more than 80 hours in a week or make a monthly payment of more than $850 in that time, this also counts as a trial work period.


It is always important to contact your legal staff of choice to learn more about how you can supplement your SSDI benefits while earning a part-time income.


You and Your Family could Benefit from Vocational Training

Working is not worth giving up your right to Social Security Disability benefits. With our assistance, we can guide you to achieve the skills you need to be considered for a job while handling the difficulties of your disability, illness, or injury. If your injury is only temporary, vocational training can still be helpful even if you achieve self-support.


The assistance of vocational training can potentially help you develop the following skills to help you through your medical condition:

  • Computer skills
  • Managerial skills
  • Accounting skills
  • Advanced organizational skills
  • Writing skills

Before seeking vocational training, be sure to get the free evaluation you deserve and to see if you qualify for Medicare or Medicaid.


Our firm can work closely with your employer to determine and negotiate terms that would allow your vocational training to be beneficial over an extended period. These skills can be useful in any supplemental position you fulfill. Vocational skills are always helpful to have because they allow you to learn differently, teach you new communication skills, and have you ready for any job that comes your way.


Contact Saffren & Weinberg to talk to one of our highly skilled SSI disability attorneys today at our phone number 215-309-9577 for a free consultation today!



Marc Alan Weinberg / About the author

Marc Weinberg, Esq, is a partner of Saffren & Weinberg located in Jenkintown, PA, with main areas of practice in personal injury and employment litigation. In addition to these, he also specializes in wrongful termination, social security and disability law, homeowners claims, and property loss. His extensive trial experience has led him to try cases to verdict Philadelphia, Bucks County, Montgomery County, and Delaware counties.

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