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Adding hours at my job gave me $120 more every month in wages, but my SSI was only reduced by $60, so I am coming out ahead.

Vanessa C.
Nashua, NH
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Myth: I have to keep my earnings under $1,000 a month or I will lose my Social Security.

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Fact: SSDI beneficiaries can continue to receive benefits during the Trial Work Period and Extended Period of Eligibility, and can also use work incentives -- such as Impairment Related Work Expenses and Subsidies -- to earn over $1,000 per month while keeping their countable earnings to under $1,000 per month.

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