Can I volunteer if I get Social Security disability?

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Social Security disability insurance benefits can generally only be received if you cannot work because you have a terminal illness or an illness (or disability) that will prevent you from working for at least one year [source: Social Security Online]. Although you are unable to do the work you did before your illness, you might not like the prospect of being inactive. While you're not able to handle a normal workweek, you could find some reward from volunteering a few hours of time, instead. Of course, your ability to volunteer will depend on your health. But if you're able to answer phones or stuff envelopes for an hour or two each week, volunteer opportunities for you do exist. The main caveat concerning your disability benefits, however, more
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