It is possible to work part-time and still receive SSD benefits, although there are very strict limits on how much you can earn. There are “substantial gainful activity” limits, meaning that as of 2020 you cannot earn more than $1,260 per month if you are disabled but not blind, and not more than $2,110 per month if you are blind. Even if you earn below the monthly SGA limits, the SSA may look at other factors to determine whether you should continue to receive disability benefits such as the number of hours you are working and the type of work you are performing. The SSA has established other programs that encourage those receiving SSD benefits to return to the workforce if their medical conditions allow. This is known as a “trial work period.” During a period of 60 months, you can attempt a trial work period for up to nine months (that do not need to be consecutive). If, however, you have more than nine months of substantial gainful activity, your disability benefits will cease.