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can u work and get ssi


Asked by navywifemomkoch at 12:29 PM on Sep. 26, 2010 in Money & Work

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  • You can earn up to $900 I believe before SSI will look at your situation and decide if you still qualify for SSi or not. Money you earn up to that point will lessen your check, but not by a equal amount.

    Answer by pegleg63 at 12:54 PM on Sep. 26, 2010

  • Yes, my FIL worked for the city for 30 years and recieved SSI.

    Answer by Musicmom80 at 12:55 PM on Sep. 26, 2010

  • If you can work, why do you need SSI? SSI is for people who are disabled and can't work.

    Answer by Leigh519121 at 2:39 PM on Sep. 26, 2010

  • I know if TX you can only work so many hours a month before it effects your SSI benefits. Check out the SSI web page for more accurate answers-----

    Answer by itsallabtthem84 at 12:37 PM on Sep. 26, 2010

  • It's the same in PA--you can only work so much before it affects your SSI benefits.

    Answer by layh41407 at 12:43 PM on Sep. 26, 2010

  • my daughter works 35 hours aweek and still gets her check, it is not the full amount but she still gets some money

    Answer by wheresthewayout at 1:58 PM on Sep. 26, 2010

  • Um SSI is not welfare, and he paid for it. I'm pretty sure a man with no arms and legs deserves SSI whether he chooses to work or not. It's not up to you to decide. Do some research.

    Answer by Musicmom80 at 3:30 PM on Sep. 26, 2010

  • I surely hope so. My friend had 3 strokes, and put on massive weight gain. I'm scared when she gets SSI (which has taken nearly a year so far) anyways, Im scared that she will think she doesn't need to do ANYTHING which will lead to her staying in her room, in her bed which is so horrible.

    Answer by MKSers at 9:09 AM on Sep. 27, 2010

  • You would have to check with the bureau that issues the benefits.

    Answer by HotMama330 at 12:49 PM on Sep. 27, 2010