Trial Work Programs for North Carolina Social Security Disability

If you receive Social Security disability payment benefits in North Carolina and you want to work, you first must notify the Social Security Administration (SSA). The SSA has a work track program known as the “ticket to work” program that encourages claimants to go back to work. The program also provides training and incentives for claimants to get back into the work force. You will keep your benefits when you are working during this period, including any Medicare or Medicaid benefits that you have. To secure this right, it's best to have a Raleigh Social Security disability lawyer on your side.

During the trial period, as long as you still meet the definition of disabled, you can earn whatever you like, but you do have to keep the SSA abreast of your earnings. You are allowed 9 months of trial work time in a 5-year period; any month in which you earn more than $720 after work-related expenses is considered to be a trial work month. Once you have exceeded the 9 month trial period, you have another 36 months in which you may still work and receive benefits, provided that you do not exceed the “substantial” monthly income limit,which is currently $1,010 per month. 

To learn more about what work-related limitations exist for you in North Carolina, speak with a Social Security disability attorney at the law offices of Brent Adams & Associates – 1-800-849-5931.


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