If I go back to work, will that decrease my husband's disability benefits?

1 answer | Last updated: Sep 14, 2017
A fellow caregiver asked...

my husband is on disability and i am thinking about going back to work but am worried it'd decrease his benefits, if i go back will this happen?

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Barbara Steinberg is the CEO and founder of BLS Eldercare Financial Solutions, which specializes in helping families pay for long-term care for their loved ones. A registered financial gerontologist, she speaks regularly on the topic of paying for long-term care and is a financial expert for Caring.com.

Your income has no impact on your husband's disability benefit. His eligibility is determined by his prior income and the extent of his disability.