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Retirement Benefits

Once you qualify for Social Security retirement benefits, you will receive compensation until you die unless you're younger than SSA's full retirement age (typically 66 for those currently considering retirement) and you exceed the annual earned income cap of $14,160 by enough to temporarily disrupt payment while the amount is being offset. Cash benefits also end if you are incarcerated or enter a nursing home for more than 30 days.

When you reach full retirement age, the income limit will be lifted and you will receive benefits until you die.

Disability Benefits

If you receive Social Security disability payments, your benefits will continue until you are capable of engaging in Substantial Gainful Activity (often defined as earning more than $1,000 per month for most disabilities, or $1,640 per month for blindness) or until the payments convert to retirement benefits. As with retirement benefits, disability benefits stop at any time you are incarcerated or maintained in a tax-supported facility for more than 30 days. If you are otherwise eligible, benefits will resume after your release, but you will not receive back pay for the time you were under the government's care.
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If you are receiving Social Security Disability payments can you work part time?

Yes, if you're disabled but able to engage in part-time work, SSDI allows earnings of up to $1,000 per month (2010) for most disabilities, or $1,640 per month for the blind un

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Can your Social Security payments be garnished?

No, all SS benefits are exempt from creditor garnishment. They are not exempt from garnishment by the IRS for tax arrearages and in some instances state tax arrearages. Gener

Can a convicted felon receive Social Security disability payments?

A felon may receive SSDI benefits if he or she is not incarcerated for more than 30 days and has no outstanding warrants. Social Security will not pay cash benefits to anyon

Can I Receive disability social security after receiving social security?

Once you reach retirement age, your Social Security Disability benefits convert to regular retirement benefits, payable at the same rate. You cannot collect an additional amou

How do you receive Social Security Disability?

Well first you need to apply for disability benefits with the Social Security Administration. You can apply at your local SSA office or by calling the 1-800 number.

How are Social Security Disability payments different from Social Security payments?

  Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) is financed with Social Security taxes paid by workers, employers, and self-employed persons. To be eligible for a Social Sec

Have not received social security check?

Call or visit your local Social Security office. If you don't live near one of their field offices, call the Social Security Administration directly at 1-800-772-1213 between

Can you receive private disability payments and also receive social security disability payments?

The broad answer to the question is Yes. However, whether both categories of benefits are payable in a particular situation will depend upon whether the applicant is found to