Work Authorization and Deferred Action
If the above-mentioned renewal application is approved, your DACA benefits should be extended for two years, consistent with longstanding USCIS policy. You may work until your EAD expires, even if that occurs after the DACA program terminates on March 5, 2018.
If you are not eligible to file for renewal, you may only work and receive deportation relief until your EAD expires.
Even if your EAD is valid, however, DHS has the discretion to terminate your work authorization and deportation relief - known as deferred action - at any time it deems appropriate.