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Can I work while getting SSDI?

I've been getting Social Security Disability for just over a year now and I'm wondering if I can try working again to supplement my income and possibly to eventually stop taking the SSDI. Is this possible or will I just screw up my benefits and end up making nothing if have to stop working again? Thank you in advance.

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Yes, it is possible, but you need to be aware of the very specific rules and limitations that apply. (See link to the Social Security Administration's website, below.)  Because the Social Security Administration is interested in encouraging disabled people to try to work, it has programs that allow recipients of benefits to reenter the workforce, either on a full time or part time basis.  Bottom line: you may be able to continue receiving your full benefits, while working, for any nine months during a five-year period.  You can take breaks, because the work does not need to be performed in one block of 9 months. Even after that nine month period has ended, in some cases, you can work and receive benefits if your job pays less then $1000 per month (after approved deductions for work related expenses, such as specialized transportation and work equipment).  For more information, visit the Social Security Administration's website. 

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