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Can you apply for disability if you earn $1000 a month on a book you sell?
I'm trying to find out, I see you can't earn more than $794 a month but I have a book out a kids book I made and I typically get around $900-1000 a month but that's only $12k a year and not livable
I need to go on disability because of a debilitating illness right now and I will definitely quality for that but will they deny me because I earn $1000 a month passively? I don't do anything for it it's already out in stores.. I can't really pull them off the shelves of the stores. Not like it's a popular book and I'm making millions.
What should I do?
I can't work. I have a neurological condition and I'm not a writer it was a side job... I had an office job.
I can't make another book. That book took me 5 years to put out and I only ever worked office jobs..
Okay so how do I go on disability because I can't work.. that's what I'm trying to find out. Do I tell the shops that have my book to just pull them off the shelves? I'm just looking to live and get on disability so I can focus on my health recovery.
- RICKLv 71 month ago
$1000 a month should not stop you, I believe the income limit is higher , it was about what you quote 20 years ago. I think you are confusing the $794 which is the maximum SSI pays with the maximum you can earn
- Anonymous1 month ago
the cut off is 1310/month. 794 is the maximum SSI benefit. with work income of 1000, you would get a partial SSI benefit of 336.5 if i did the math right.
SGA was 1000/month is 2011, 900 in 2007...
if you have work credits, you get SSDI and that is not reduced by your work income.
I can't be sure, but I would guess it is considered work income. it it's not, than you are right, it would eliminate any SSI benefit, but not SSDI.
when you pay income taxes on this, i would think you are paying into social security.
Since you did have an office job, you should have SSDI work credits. try to apply
- Spock (rhp)Lv 71 month ago
your definition of livable and that of the disability law are, obviously, different.
- Nekkid Truth!Lv 71 month ago
If you're "making millions" you don't need ssi.
Ssi is a welfare program and has limits.
Did you apply for ssdi, or do you not have enough credits with social security to earn it?
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- 1 month ago
You have your own answer, you can't earn more than $794, you're earning more than that. It doesn't say "Except for money you make from books." Whatever comes in is income, I suspect you know this and are just looking for a loophole or some sort of validation of your opinion, but sorry, no.
- Anonymous1 month ago
If you're a writer you can still work.