Some people do not know that you can work while on Social Security Disability.

You may also work while applying for Social Security Disability.

The trick is that the most you can earn is $1000 a month gross, currently.

The other problem is that some Social Security Disability Judges will treat the part time work as equivalent to being able to work full time.

Their question at the hearing will be if you are able to do this amount of work 20 hours a week, why can’t you do it for 30 to 40 hours per week.

The other issue is what type of work is it.

Does it involve heavy lifting?

Lots of standing?

Intense hand work?

You must be able to explain what limits you from working full time, and how the part time work bothers you.

Questions about working and Social Security Disability? Feel free to call Illinois Social Security Disability Attorney Dirk May 309-827-4371.