The government has many different rules on working during a period of disability. Although your benefits may be cut off if you are earning over SSA’s threshold monthly amount for a continued period of time, SSA would allow you to continue collecting disability benefits in various circumstances. The rules on work can often be very complex and specific to each person’s situation; we suggest that you speak to your Social Security office or an experienced representative. You should inquire as to whether your income meets the Substantial Gainful Activity threshold, or whether your case would qualify under “Unsuccessful Work Attempt” or “Trial Work Period”.