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Can I Go Back to Work While Receiving Social Security Disability Benefits?

Yes, you may go back to work while getting Social Security disability benefits. The Social Security Administration follows certain rules to help assist you in returning to work without compromising your initial benefits. You may be granted a trial work window for 9 months to determine if you’re able to return to work.

If you’re receiving Social Security disability benefits and your disability improves or you go back to work, report these changes by contacting your local Social Security office.

You can enter your wages by going to your my Social Security account online, by calling 1-800-772-1213 or speaking with a Social Security agent by using a local Social Security office locator.