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can I be currently working and apply for social security benefits?

in painiin pain Posts: 11
edited 06/11/2012 - 8:36 AM in Health Insurance Issues
Hi just wondered since I have a back problem with ddd and facet joint arthritis and knowing that it will probably limit myself down the road as it has already begun, can i still file for benefits even though I am currently still able to work ? seems to me you would want o get the ball rolling as early as possible right? thanks!!


  • After being forced to file myself and talking to someone in ss department, that was the first thing they asked me and they also told me if I returned to work the benefits would stop, so I am not sure what state you are in but I live in GA and that is how it is here. Hope this helps
  • Basically, when you file for disability benefits, you are testifying that you are UNABLE TO PERFORM ANY WORK because of your impairments.

    As a disability examiner, there are steps (questions) in the process when working a claim. The very first step, the question is: Is the Claimant Working? If yes, deny. If no, go to step 2.

    So, the answer is: "No, you cannot file a claim for disability benefits if you are currently working".

    Which is why you cannot file a claim for unemployment benefits while you are waiting for your disability claim to go through (when you file for unemployment, you are stating you are physically ready willing and able to go to work...)
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