Red Book

While it is possible to work while receiving disability payments, the Social Security Administration (SSA) has a variety of rules and regulations governing disability beneficiaries who work. The SSA’s “Red Book” contains all of these rules and regulations.

The Red Book is a guidebook for administrative purposes. It is updated annually and is used by employees of the Social Security Administration and other professionals that assist disabled individuals.

Individuals who receive disability benefits, as well as their legal counsel, family members, and others, can access the Red Book online at the Social Security Administration’s website.

Working while disabled can have a variety of effects on benefits, depending on a variety of factors, including the type of benefits received.

The Red Book outlines the laws that govern individuals who obtain:

Along with information on how employment might affect benefit eligibility and the amount of monthly benefit payments, the Red Book offers information on the Social Security Administration’s work incentive and assistance programs. These programs may enable you to work without jeopardizing your monthly disability benefits.