What are some good part-time jobs for a person on an SSI disability who doesn't want to make more than $720 per month?
I'm 33. I've been on an SSI disability for chronic fatigue, depression, and anxiety since I was 16. I live with my mother, and I don't have a car. I'm not happy with my situation, but I'm nervous about jumping into a full-time job--if I could even get one in this economy.
A part-time job seems like a good step. However, I would need to keep my earnings below $720 per month. That way I could save my 9-month "trial work period
" in case I do get a full-time job at some point.
That means I would need to work fewer than 18 hours per week @ $10 per hour, or even fewer if I got paid a higher hourly wage.
First question: Am I correct in thinking that I'm not in danger of losing my disability or triggering a case review, as long as I stay below $720 per month?
Second question: What are the best ways for a person who doesn't have a car to make $600-700 a month? I've heard that a lot of part-time retail jobs end up being 30-35 hours a week. I'm thinking that online tutoring or a virtual assistant position might be my best bet.
I'm personable and I have strong English skills. I've tried writing for content sites, but I found it terribly tedious. I've also done some graphic design and web design, but I don't think I'm good enough to succeed in those fields.