Should You Work?

Qualifying For Social Security Benefits While Working

Many people mistakenly believe that you cannot work and apply for Social Security Disability benefits and/or Supplemental Security Income benefits at the same time. You can work some part-time jobs and remain eligible to apply, but these earnings must be very limited, since any earnings after your alleged date of disability can create a problem for your claim.

An Attorney Can Help You Understand How Much You Can Work

At the Law Offices of Clark, James, Hanlin & Hunt, LLC, we have been helping clients receive their benefits since 1974. We can help you understand the options available to you under the law. If you are working, let us know that when you contact us about filing or appealing a decision to discuss how working may affect your claim.

If you are able to work full-time, we certainly want you to work rather than attempt to apply for disability benefits. You can earn more income working full-time than you could draw on disability benefits. Even part-time work performed on a sustained basis and earnings over a certain amount might cause an administrative law judge to determine that you are capable of working and deny your claim based on your ability to work. Every work activity that you engage in should be discussed with your attorney or legal assistant since this work activity may very well cause you to lose your claim.

Protect Your Social Security Benefits

Find out if your earnings might be deemed excessive. Protect your Social Security Disability benefits. Call us today to learn more about how we can help you help yourself, or send us a message through our online system.

The Law Offices of Clark, James, Hanlin & Hunt, LLC, is located in Birmingham, Alabama, and represents clients within the jurisdictions of the hearing offices in Florence, Birmingham and Montgomery, including Montgomery, Huntsville, Tuscaloosa, Hoover, Bessemer, Gadsden, Cullman, Jasper, Anniston, Pell City, Decatur, Selma, Florence, Scottsboro, Fort Payne and many others. Effective September 2018, we no longer accept cases in the jurisdiction of the hearing office in Mobile.