This is a complicated question to answer because the rule given by the SSA is often not what we see applied in real life. The SSA indicates that you can work as long as you earn under what they call “substantial gainful activity”. In 2022, SGA is considered to be earnings of $1,350.00 per month for non-blind persons and $2,260.00 per month for those who are blind. While that is the hard and fast rule, in our practice, we find that anyone who is working has a much more difficult time qualifying for disability benefits. With that said, if you can work, you should. If you are attempting to work and failing because it is worsening your condition or it is something you can only do for very limited periods of time, then it may not be something you can do on a long term, consistent basis. These are things you need to consider.