Nancy Withers, Michelle Parsons, and Maureen Nowak
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General Issues

We frequently recieve calls about overpayment caused by a return to work.

Many people return to work after being found disabled by Social Security.  Education yourself on Social Security Administration’s (SSA) rules on returning to work so you won’t be faced with an SSA overpayment.

When you return to work Social Security allows a trial work period giving people an opportunity to find out if they are ready to return to work.

During a trial work period, a beneficiary receiving Social Security disability benefits may test his or her ability to work and still be considered disabled. We do not consider services performed during the trial work period as showing that the disability has ended until services have been performed in at least 9 months (not necessarily consecutive) in a rolling 60-month period. In 2014, any month in which earnings exceed $770 is considered a month of services for an individual’s trial work period. In 2015, this monthly amount increases to $780.

Always notify SSA you have returned to work.

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