Many disabled individuals count on the Social Security Disability (SSD) or Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits that they receive to help them pay for their essentials such as housing, utilities and food. Many recipients of these funds thus wouldn't want to do anything that would impact their eligibility for these benefits. A change in a recipient's disabling condition or their return to the workforce may cause SSD or SSI payments to be reduced or denied though.
If you receive Social Security Disability (SSD) benefits, then your doctor has likely determined that you have impairments that prevent you from becoming gainfully employed. If you're unable to support yourself with what you receive, then you may wonder if you're allowed to get a job. You may be able to under the Social Security Administration's (SSA) "work incentives" program.
The term "disability" can mean different things to different people, from physical injuries and illnesses to genetic conditions that affect how a person functions in society.