Can I work and apply for Social Security disability benefits?
Yes. You’re going to work and apply for Social Security disability benefits. However, it doesn’t mean you’re going to be entitled to them. If your earnings are over SGA levels during the period of time in which your claim is pending, then you’re not going to be entitled to benefits by as a matter of law because you’re working and you’re claiming benefits.
However, if you’re unable to work full time and your earnings are less than $500 or $600 a month, then that is a case where you’re most likely still going to be able to get SSDI benefits if in fact you’re determined to be disabled prior to the time that you’re still working.