Yes you can work and apply for Social Security Disability Benefits.  However, if you are grossing more than $900 per month, then you will be denied based on the substantial gainful activity rule.  There are certain exceptions.  The Social Security Administration does take into consideration and deduct from your gross wages for health related expenses which are necessary for you to work.  Also, if you are blind then the threshold amount which is considered substantial gainful activity is higher.  What does all this mean?  If you can work, not miss more than 2 days of work per month on average and earn greater $1000.00 per month, then keep on working.  Otherwise, give me a call and we can discuss further your options.