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Junior Member
What is the name of your state (only U.S. law)? Maryland
I am currently receiving SSDI.
I own a patent and there is an interested party wanting to purchasing it. The amount is several thousand and here is my question:
what are the limits to a monthly, quarterly, yearly payout to not exceed my elegiblity in SSDI?
Thank you


The title of your question refers to SSI. The body of your question refers to SSDI. The answer would different depending upon which one is correct. It is doubtful that money paid for your patent would be considered earned income as self-employment or wages, but you should ask your accountant.


Junior Member
I meant to title it: SSDI, but I made the typo and couldn't figure how to fix it once posted.
zi wasn't sure because Iam still disabled and really haven't worked but you know the SSA.

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