If I Return to Work Should I Withdraw My Social Security Disability Application?
It depends! Given the time it takes for the Social Security Administration to make a decision; many people have to return to work in some capacity. How much you make a month will impact ultimately, whether your Social Security application will be denied. If you make more than $1,100 per month your claim will be denied because you have “substantial earnings”.
There may be months where you earn more or less or you may consistently earn less than $1,100 per month. Whether to withdraw the application prior to the hearing depends on the facts of each case.
What We Recommend For You If You Return To Work While Applying For Social Security Disability
At Cavey Law, we encourage our clients to attempt to work during the lengthy Social Security disability process but suggest that they keep their wages under $1,100 a month.
It’s crucial that your physician understands your attempt to return to work and that you explain the difficulties you are having doing that work. We submit letters from our client’s employers documenting their difficulty and, have even had employers come to testify at the hearing in front of an Administrative Law Judge.
If you have any questions about whether you should return to work or if you should withdraw your application before your hearing contact experienced Tampa Bay Social Security attorney Nancy L. Cavey who can help you get the disability benefits you deserve all over Florida.