Can I work and receive Social Security Disability benefits in north Texas?

The purpose of SSD benefits is to help people who are disabled and unable to work. If you can hold a job, it could affect your eligibility for benefits. If you are in the process of applying for benefits, you could be disqualified if you are working.

Only those who are unable to engage in “substantial gainful activity” (SGA) may receive SSD benefits. Except for those individuals who are legally blind, the SGA level as of 2015 is $1,090 per month. During the application process, anyone who earns more than $1,090 per month is not qualified to receive SSD benefits. Different rules apply for someone who is already receiving benefits.