- Stephanie O. Joy, Esq. / Joy Disability
BLOG: Can I Look For A Job While My SSD Claim Is Awaiting Hearing?
Yes, of course. There are several issues to be aware of, however, should you get that job:
1) If it is full time and you are successful at it for more than a few months, it will end any possibility of winning ongoing disability benefits, obviously. However, if just a few months, we can argue, often, an unsuccessful work attempt.*
2) If you end up being successfully able to work a full time job or any job over SGA (substantial gainful activity), you may be eligible to maintain your claim after amending same to a "closed period" of disability.
3) If you get a PT job, and believe you can not work FT, and are making less than SGA, you can continue your claim, and hopefully win it, if your job duties are of a particular nature relevant to your claim.
If any of the above situations apply to you, and you would like your particular situation to be analyzed, please feel free to contact us to inquire of an affordable consult by clicking on the button, "Affordable SS Answers".