I got hurt on the job assume I receive SSDI I have Medicare. Will donating plasma affect my SSDI? In any
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Selling your blood (plasma) could be considered as a form of earned income. SSI and SSDI have limits on what you can earn and still receive benefits. If you earn more than the limit for Substantial Gainful Employment, then you will loose monthly benefits for each month that you earn over that amount (currently about $1,310.00 per month (higher amount if blind)). If you earn more than this amount for more than 36 months, your eligibility for SSDI will lapse. There are also programs providing for for Extended Work Periods and Trial Work Periods. You should keep track of your earnings. You should also meet with and pay a local attorney to discuss the specifics of your case and earnings. This can be a complicated matter and the penalty for failing to follow the rules is harsh.
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I agree with the attorneys above if you are on SSI there is an income limit that you can earn without effecting your SSI but anything over that will result in a reduction of SSI benefits.
You are allowed to earn up to $940 per month without any impact on your SSDI benefits.
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If you are receiving SSDI and not SSI, plasma donation will not impact your benefits. SSI, on the other hand, would be impacted.