Can I work and apply for Social Security Disability?
If you are working part-time and not earning much money, you won’t necessarily be denied Social Security benefits. If, however, you are working full-time or doing substantial gainful activity, you won’t be eligible for disability benefits.
Generally substantial gainful activity is work in which you earn more than a certain amount per month. In 2015 the amount is $1,090.00 for disabled applicants and $1,820.00 for blind applicants. Substantial gainful activity does not include income from sources such as investments, interest, or gifts.