Increasing Your Earning Capacity While Disabled

Man in wheelchair sits near the railing

If you have gotten into an accident and you’re currently disabled to work, you can receive benefits from Social Security. But the amount of money you’re going to get from the government is minuscule compared to your income potential every month. And if you’re paying a mortgage, utility bills, credit card debts, and groceries, what you’re receiving from the government will not be enough.

Certainly, you can also make private disability insurance claims in Salt Lake City or other cities. This will be on top of the benefits you’re receiving from Social Security. If that isn’t enough (whether you’re temporarily or permanently disabled), there are more ways you can boost the monthly payouts you’re receiving. You have to be a bit resourceful, though.

Additional Assistance and Energy Assistance

In addition to the benefits you’re currently receiving from Social Security, you can ask for additional assistance such as food stamps, supplementary income, and medical assistance. This would be approved on a month-to-month basis. These extra benefits will only be approved if you meet the requirements. If your household’s income exceeds the limits, you will not receive such additional benefits.

You can also ask for energy assistance to help you pay for your energy bills. This will be computed based on your total energy bill, where you live, and your current income. You should contact your energy provider to inquire about the energy assistance programs available for you.

Coupons

You know those coupons you used to ignore? They will be handy now. Start clipping coupons and saving them for future use. Most coupons can be used for three to six months. Throw away expired coupons and collect new ones. Learning the art of couponing is fairly easy. Once you’ve gotten the hang of it, you’ll wonder why you ever ignored it in the first place.

Work from Home

There are many work-from-home opportunities on the Internet. You can answer surveys. You can write blog posts. You can learn SEO. You can do social media marketing. You can become virtual assistants. The list is endless. As long as you don’t make more than $1,260 ($2,110 for the blind) a month, you will still be eligible to get your Social Security disability benefits on top of the income you’re making.

You can also build your own small business from home. You can sell on eBay, Amazon, Etsy, and Craigslist. You can use social media for marketing your business. You can ask your friends to share news about your products.

Income-based Housing

Housing concept

Are you aware that there are apartments that charge you based on the disability income you’re getting from Social Security? These apartments usually cater to the elderly and disabled individuals. The amount you will have to pay depends on your income, but it would be lower than what you would normally pay for an apartment.

Hopefully, you still have the ability to research using the Internet. You’ll find a lot of resources that talk about boosting your income even amid a disability. You should always look for opportunities to increase your income. You never know when the next medical emergency will come.

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