Social security wage limits tells you one important thing. You can work while living on social security.
Not only can you work and keep your benefits, The Social Security Administration has employment supports to assist you in becoming as self-sufficient as possible.
There are different employment supports for different programs. It is important to read the section that applies to you. The catagories are:
Live on social security, add $1000 a month to your income and keep your benefits!
Wage limits while living on social security are referred to as you SGA (substantial gainful activity). This is the amount of money you may make before your benefits are reduced.
Social Security Disability Wage Limit is $1,040.00 per month for 2013.
Blind disability wage limit is $1,740.00 per month for 2013.
Supplemental Social Security Income wage limit are $710.00 per month for an individual and $1,048 to $1,066.00 for a couple for 2013.
Students with disabilities on SSI have wage limits of $1,730.00 monthly with a yearly maximum of $6,960.00.
It is important to follow the rules. As you continue to read about the various employment supports, you will understand ways that you can actually make over the wage limits. But this can only be done through following the system that social security has in place.
Your social security wage limits cannot be increased, or your work related expenses deducted from your SGA if social security does not hear from you.
You can report changes in your work activity by phone, fax, mail or in person. The toll free number is 1-800-772-1213 or see contact social security.
We have covered social security wage limits wage limits but there are also many employment supports to assist you.
Everything starts with the Ticket to Work program As soon as you report to social security that you are working, you will be issued a ticket to work. A ticket can offer you services in finding a job or putting extra money in you pocket over and above your SGA.
To better understand the employment supports for your individual program, please read about the Ticket to Work First.
For details on social security disability employment supports see:
For early retirement see: Social Security Earnings Limit