Working While on Disability Should Not Be Penalized

July 26, 2017 Becky Oberg

Working while on disability can cost you a lot. You can't live on disability, but you can't work while on disability either. We need disability reform.Working while on disability should not be penalized. I used to work in a restaurant for $8.25 an hour for 20 hours a week. I reported this income to Social Security, and my Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits were terminated. Not only that, but the government told me they overpaid me and I had to pay the money back--all at once. This is not right. Working while on disability should not be penalized.

Penalized for Working While on Disability?

Should there be an income limit? Probably--disability should be reserved for those who really need it. But the current income limit, which is below $900 a month, is too low. Going on disability virtually guarantees one will live in poverty, and it's a self-perpetuating system. It needs to be reformed.

In this video, I discuss the broken system and how it affects people on disability.

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Oberg, B. (2017, July 26). Working While on Disability Should Not Be Penalized, HealthyPlace. Retrieved on 2024, July 18 from

Author: Becky Oberg

Jim Gibson
June, 25 2018 at 5:25 am

It is not fair. So why allow people to just sit and do nothing? If they want to work, let them. We are not too rich at all! The government should spare these people.

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