Frequently Asked Questions: Benefits & Qualifying
What Is the Work Incentive Program / Trial Work Period?
The work incentive program, also referred to as the “trial work period,” is designed to allow people who are eligible for SSDI to test various work skills and abilities based on their disability, with the hope of re-entering the workforce as their medical conditions are improving. For nine months under this program, you can be paid full SSDI benefits regardless of the amount of money you earn from your work.
Other Benefits & Qualifying FAQs:
- How Does The SSA Determine Disability?
- When Do Disability Insurance Benefits Start?
- How Much Will I Get Every Month?
- Once Approved, Do Benefits Ever Stop?
- Do I Need to Be A U.S. Citizen / Taxpayer to Be Eligible for SSDI?
- Can Spouses or Children Get Disability Benefits?
- Can I Still Work and Receive Disability Benefits?
- What Is the Work Incentive Program / Trial Work Period?
- What is the Social Security “Red Book”?
- Can I Get Medicare or Medicaid with SSDI and SSI?
- What’s the Difference Between Back Pay and Retroactive Benefits?
- Do I Need an Advocate?
- How Do Advocates Like Citizens Disability Help Me?