Q. What Happens if I Try to Work When I am Receiving Social Security Benefits?

A. According to Social Security law, it is mandatory to report any income or benefits you receive while you are receiving disability checks. It’s important to note that you cannot work and be considered disabled simultaneously. However, the law allows you to make some work attempts without jeopardizing your eligibility for disability benefits. Failing to report any earnings from work attempts could result in the termination of your Social Security check. The rules regarding work attempts are complex and subject to regular changes. To navigate this issue properly, it is highly advisable to consult with a qualified lawyer who can provide expert guidance and advice.