I was taken off one job due to a complicated pregnancy and a

Submitted by nurse_sherrie_04 on Thu, 04/02/2009 - 23:42

I was taken off one job due to a complicated pregnancy and am eligible to draw short term disability through them. I also have a 2nd part time job that has different duties and am not eligible to draw from there since I can still do the work. Can I draw short term disability at the full time job and still work part time at the other job???

Posted: 03 Apr 2009 07:13 Post Subject:

Well, I think it'd also depend upon the policy verbiage. Apparently, the disability benefits would go uninterrupted with the fulltime job even when you are working part-time, provided both the jobs shouldn't contain the same profile. But, you must wait for the experts to share their views in this regard.

Posted: 03 Apr 2009 07:20 Post Subject:

Hey, I was just wondering whether the benefits would be affected if she continues working parttime. The insurer might reduce the benefits by the amount she is earning from the second job.

Posted: 03 Apr 2009 11:25 Post Subject:

Hi nurse_sherrie_04

You can draw short term benefits from your full time job while still working part time provided what you earn currently does not exceed the SGA(substantial gainful activity) limit. If you do not cross this limit you may be considered disabled and can claim your short term disability.

And yes, I agree with boxfullofrocks

Apparently, the disability benefits would go uninterrupted with the full time job even when you are working part-time, provided both the jobs shouldn't contain the same profile



Your job profile should not match else you may have difficulty substantiating your disability.

Posted: 03 Apr 2009 12:16 Post Subject: insurance

A 'Client' of mine had to stop working bacause of some health problems. She was approved for Disibility. She was told, because she now gets Disibility, she can't work at all ( even if she feels like she can). I thought you could work so many hours, per week and STILL receive Disibility.

Posted: 07 Apr 2009 05:24 Post Subject:

I thought you could work so many hours, per week and STILL receive Disibility.



True sdchargersfan :) there are special rules that enables individuals receiving SSD and Supplemental Security Income(SSI) to work and also receive benefits on a monthly basis. Those receiving disability benefits can get help from Social Security's Work Incentives as well as Tickets to Work Program if they are interested in working.

The work incentives include:

  • Cash benefits for a time while you work
  • Medicare or Medicaid while you work
  • Education aid. training (whatever required) as well as rehabilitation to begin a new area of work.


But in this case, the OP also has a part time job from where she can earn. She will draw disability benefits from her full time job which she very much can while she is still working if she conforms with the SGA limits.

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