Every year the Social Security Administration makes changes to Social Security Disability benefits (SSDI) and to the rules that govern how you can get those benefits. For instance, the threshold in 2017 was raised for Substantial Gainful Activity to $1,170.00 per month. In order to collect Social Security Disability benefits (SSDI), you cannot be employed and earning more than the $1,170.00 threshold. The benefit to you as an injured and disabled worker is that you can work and still be eligible for benefits.
Although you faithfully pay into the Social Security system year after year, if you become too disabled to work, you will often run into the injustice of the Social Security Administration or a Social Security Disability Law Judge rejecting your claim for social security disability benefits!