You can work while receiving Social Security Disability Insurance during a trial work period. You can work for 9 non-consecutive months within the first 60 months and earn a monthly income of up to $720.00 and still receive Social Security Disability Insurance benefits. When the trial work period has ended, and you are working, you will no longer receive disability benefits for any month in which you earn more than the Substantial Gainful Allowance.
However, if your income drops below the Substantial Gainful Allowance, or if your disability causes you to stop working within 5 years, you may receive benefits again. After that, you will have to re-apply, but you may get temporary disability and Medicare benefits up to 6 months while your case is being reviewed. You also get to keep your Medicare benefits for at least 8 ½ years after returning to work.