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Discussion in 'Advice' started by Ubergirlzz, Jan 23, 2017.

  1. Ubergirlzz

    Ubergirlzz

    Location:
    Los Angeles
    Driving:
    UberX
    Hey there,

    A friend of mine is on SSDI (social security disability). He has expressed a desire to work PT as an Uber driver, but I don't know the "rules" of social security. Has anyone heard of a SSDI recipient working for Uber?

    Please advise. He's anxious to get out there and drive. :p:)
     
  2. Starbug

    Starbug

    Location:
    Monterey
    Friends don't let friends Uber, disabled or otherwise.

    Uber off! :)
     
  3. shiftydrake

    shiftydrake

    Location:
    st liuis
    I am actually military disabled I also collect payment from govt and I drive a cab......don't know the SSDI stipulations though
     
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  4. TechBill

    TechBill

    Location:
    Missouri
    Yes anyone with DI from SS (Your friend must be Deaf since the Deaf culture calls it SSDI) can go work PT as Uber driver.

    Your friend need to know how much he can earn per month without losing SSDI. However I would recommend that he keep track of all miles and have his tax done professionally so show he is operating at a loss than profit at the end of the year.
     
  5. GrinsNgiggles

    GrinsNgiggles

    Location:
    Dallas
    Everyone calls it SSDI, I used to work in the industry and have never heard it called anything but.

    To the OP, there is a certain amount SSDI receipiants can earn while receiving the benefits. They'll need to call to find out how much. However, you friend needs to be very careful because they can also terminate benefits if the person is able to work. It all depends on the disability, prior employment, education level and so forth. There's a lot that goes into (a lot) so they simply need to call the SSdi office To get all the info.
     
  6. Ubergirlzz

    Ubergirlzz

    Location:
    Los Angeles
    Driving:
    UberX
    Thanks - I'll let him know. :D
     
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  7. Patrick Downey

    Patrick Downey

    Location:
    Des Moines, IA USA
    Driving:
    UberX
    I just posted some long statements in another part of this form about SSDI in an Uber driving because I’m on SSDI and drive for Uber. The short part where you say this is if you’re paid benefits for 24 months not counting the first 56 months you have to wait with them them all the time that you received a check money check when it’s under 24 minutes you get exposed it was called the three tests rule you can look it up on the Social Security site. The three cash for all the shorter that is if you work over 45 hours in a month or make over the SGA which I believe is 840 your immediately disqualified from Social Security benefits. Once you’re over 24 months you can basically work either under 45 hours if your managerial or under 80 hours if you’re not considered managerial and they do with it’s called the countable income test which is that it counts not gross but net income. They say that theyDon’t consider the hours work but really they do if you go over the 80 especially tit will be sga and still the sga is I believe it’s below 840 in might be below the 1170 whatever it is for it. I get confused between those two numbers but I won’t go over that because I only work about 10 hours a week. He needs to keep track of his mileage with An app on the smart phone preferably unless he wants to write his log which is really old school. A app keeps track of your mileage and you can do the standard mileage deduction. I use TripLog one word there’s other ones around that are either free or low Costthree dollars a month or thirty a year for TripLog and it uploads to the Internet it’s pretty nice
     
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  8. Pawtism

    Pawtism Moderator

    Location:
    The Gamma Quadrant
    There is SSI and SSDI (two different programs, both through social security), that might be the reason for the term confusion. SSI is the base level one for disability (can't or haven't worked at all or less than 5 of the last 10 years), SSDI is the one that you get if you're fully paid into it (basically worked at least 5 of the last 10 years). And from what I do understand about it, I concur with the comments above, as long as you stay below the minimum income you can earn without losing it (there is an official cut off point, find out what that is and stay under it at all costs), all should be well.
     
  9. Coachman

    Coachman

    Location:
    DFW
    Driving:
    UberX
    If somebody can drive a cab for a living why do they need to collect a disability check?
     
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  10. Pawtism

    Pawtism Moderator

    Location:
    The Gamma Quadrant
    The honest answer? Probably because the SSDI benefits total more than you'd make driving the cab full time. I'm not saying that's the right answer, I'm just saying it's the most likely one.

    I will include the possibility that they can't do it full time for whatever reason, but then I'd also point out that you could work a part time job doing cab driving up to the same income limit too.
     
  11. Coachman

    Coachman

    Location:
    DFW
    Driving:
    UberX
    I'd venture to guess that at least half of the disabled in this country are scammers. Probably more. I worked construction briefly after college and we had a guy fake a back injury so he could collect worker's comp.
     
  12. Can anyone answer a question for me please? I have a question please. If you are on social security disability and have a car payment , can you deduct your car payment from the amount earned that you report to social security. Example: If you have a car payment of 500 and you make 800 that month for uber, can u subtract the 500 as an expense and report 300 as what you earned to SS?
     
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  13. Pawtism

    Pawtism Moderator

    Location:
    The Gamma Quadrant
    If you mean just in general, I'd say no. If you mean as a business expensive of being an Uber driver, I'd imagine you can assign some part of it to part of a profit/loss statement that you'd submit (but that goes far deeper into a CPAs territory than I'd dare go). Unless you literally have no personal use of the vehicle, you'd be unlikely to be able to claim the whole payment though. Best to check with a CPA type or something to be sure though.

    Or maybe someone else here has that expertise.
     
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  14. jgiun1

    jgiun1

    Location:
    Pittsburgh

    You can only claim the percentage of the usage from your car interest in tax year along with the mileage. A CPA told me that, and also what Jackson Hewitt did on my 2017 taxes yesterday. You just need the interest you paid for the year from the auto loan company, then figure the percentage you used car for rideshare all year, then tax software gave them the number for deduction. You can also claim half your tax fees if you use a professional tax preparer.
     
  15. SuzeCB

    SuzeCB

    Location:
    NJ
    Driving:
    UberX
    Some disabilities are sporadic. A job like driving with Uber/Lyft is perfect because you work when you can, and when you can't, you don't with no worries about losing your job. There aren't a while lot of jobs that fit this bill.
     
  16. gofry

    gofry

    Location:
    Hell
    If he can work, tell him to quit milking our tax dollars.
     
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  17. David Payne

    David Payne

    Location:
    Colorado
    The fact is that MOST on SSDI aren't scammers. We've either had to go through an intensive medical review/screening process, in front of a Federal Judge or BOTH. In fact, before I became disabled I was making $94,000/year. Then, an asshat driving his girlfriends (baby mama) father's car slammed into me at 45MPH while I was stopped at a red light.
    Now, the reason I drive for Uber/Lyft is because some days are better than others. Some days I can't get out of bed because of the pain and some I can drive for 3-4 hours. The only problem is that I don't know what a particular day is going to be like beforehand. So, I'd rather not inconvenience an employer, their customers or other employees and do my own thing.
    I hope that gives you some insight into why people on SSDI drive and what it's like to be one of us. If you have any other questions please feel free to ask them☺️
     
  18. SuzeCB

    SuzeCB

    Location:
    NJ
    Driving:
    UberX
    Unless they have them themselves, or love someone who does, most people will never be able to wrap their brains around the idea of intermittent/sporadic disabilities or invisible disabilities.
     
  19. Pawtism

    Pawtism Moderator

    Location:
    The Gamma Quadrant
    That is so true, so sad, but so true. :( Most people can't see beyond themselves really, which is also very sad.
     
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  20. David Payne

    David Payne

    Location:
    Colorado
    How is someone who paid into Social Security (SSDI) "milking" YOUR tax dollars? No, this most certainly is NOT a rhetorical question and I want specifics.
    I paid into FICA for THIRTY YEARS before I became disabled. Therefore, I'm not taking one red cent of YOUR tax dollars. I also went before a FEDERAL JUDGE and had to sit there while a "Vocational Specialist" told the judge that he couldn't find ONE job that I qualified for with my disabilities. Do you have ANY idea how demoralizing and emotionally devastating it is to have served your country through THREE military campaigns and worked your ass off in the civilian world for TWENTY years in order to get to the point where you're making almost $100,000/year WITHOUT A COLLEGE DEGREE just to have it ALL RIPPED AWAY??
    I'm absolutely sick and tired of people who REFUSE to educate themselves on how SSDI actually works (by reading information provided directly from the Social Security Administration and not some "news" or "opinion" website) spewing this ignorant hate speech.
    Intelligent, rational Americans know that people like "gofry" are ignorant asshats. However, I'm not worried about intelligent, rational people as they usually aren't prone to unprovoked violence.
    Dude, you have a right to your opinion. However, that right doesn't extend to posting incorrect, hurtful and condescending information on a website. I suggest you educate yourself on the American Social Safety Net before you continue to post seriously ignorant crap like this.
     

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