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Keefe Disability Law
Social Security Disability & Supplemental Security Income
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Q
Will I lose my Massachusetts Social Security disability benefits if I take a part-time job?

A
Not necessarily. The Social Security Administration wants you to live as full a life as possible. That said, there are some disabled Americans who will never return to the workforce. But most disability beneficiaries want to work.

First, it is difficult to live on the typically small benefit you may receive. Second, working can bring a sense of self-worth and greater wellbeing than remaining at home all the time.

If you have found a job that suits your abilities and want to pursue it, you will probably be able to do it. You can work for nine months with no questions or interruptions in your benefits. This is plenty of time to see if you are able to continue.

After this, you can continue to work for three more years if you are making less than $1000 per month. And many people do not realize that they can retain their Medicare coverage for up to eight-and-a-half years and still work.

So, if you decide to try going back to work, you can do it. And if you still have questions, please call Keefe Disability Law in Massachusetts for answers. Our toll free number is 888-904-6847 and we serve clients throughout the New England area.

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