Factors that Can Jeopardize Your Social Security Benefits in North Carolina

If you are applying for or are already receiving Social Security disability payment benefits in North Carolina, there are some potentially jeopardizing factors that you should understand. These factors, which have to do with how much additional income you earn while receiving benefits, could either decrease or outright negate the monthly amount you receive from Social Security for your disability. If you believe you have been wrongfully denied compensation that you rightfully deserve in North Carolina, you should get in touch with a Dunn Social Security disability lawyer for help.

These factors include:  

First, you may work while receiving Social Security disability benefits, but cannot earn more than $1,010 per month without risking your benefits. It is possible to exceed this limit per month. If your monthly earnings exceed the maximum amount allowed monthly, you can then receive 9 “trial work months,” in which you can earn as much as you want without losing your disability benefits. You receive 9 trial work months over a 5-year period.  

If you receive Supplemental Security Insurance, on the other hand, your monthly income cannot exceed the federal benefit rate (FBR), which changes annually. In 2012, the FBR is $698 per individual and $1,048 per couple. 

Assistance from a Dunn Social Security Disability Attorney 

A Social Security disability lawyer can help you determine how much you are eligible for in your free initial consultation. To schedule an appointment at the law offices of Brent Adams & Associates, call 1-800-849-5931.

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