Can I work and still receive SSI and/or SSDI?
Yes. If you receive SSI or SSDI, you can still work and receive the monthly financial benefit, but for each program, there are rules on how much you can earn.
Working While on SSI
How much will my SSI payment be reduced if I work?
SSI allows $85 ($20 general income monthly exemption and $65 earned income monthly exemption) of your income without penalty. Any additional income reduces SSI by $.50 for every $1 earned.
You can calculate what will be subtracted from SSI this way: (Monthly income – $85) ÷ 2
NOTE: If SSI is reduced by earned income to $0 for a month, your Medicaid payment may be jeopardized.