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On Disability, but thinking of going back to work

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by Jac68 » Wed Sep 06, 2017 4:36 pm

Was wondering if anyone has tried returning to work while on SSDI?

I've been on DI since 2009, but lately I've been mulling over trying to get a job(we can use a higher pay). My husband and therapist are concerned & feel it's a mistake. They're concerned that the stress will make my symptoms rear it's ugly head.

Has anyone tried working & had to return to SSDI? How difficult was it?
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by About » Wed Sep 06, 2017 5:42 pm

I don't what country you live in. I live in the United States and I have been on disability since 1998. I have thought about giving up disability payments, because if i could hold a job, i would have a lot more money. But that would mean giving up the health insurance that helps me cope with the bi-polar. Also i don't know how hard or if it is even possible to go back on disability if work thing doesn't work.I guess I've got a lot of the same questions you do
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by MochaAdmin » Wed Sep 06, 2017 5:56 pm

Jac, what did tdoc and dh say in particular?

I know you have your son to deal with also.

About getting off disability/going back to work, I don't have any experience.....sorry..... :|

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by Jac68 » Thu Sep 07, 2017 6:23 am

Tdoc & dh both feel that I'm not able to work. Both are thinking that it will be a problem getting benefits reinstated.

Right now my son started college & finally got his drivers permit. I can't do anything until he gets his license.
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by AvantGarde » Thu Sep 07, 2017 6:28 am

I think you need to ask the proper authorities about this, but I beleive there's a limit amount of money you can make without losing disability, say work a part time for example. It wouldn't be so stressful and you'd feel you're doing something.

Not sure if it's on SSDI or SSI though. Better call them and ask.
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