Posted on behalf of Harbin & Burnett on Dec 04, 2018 in Social Security Disability
Social Security Disability: In order to be eligible to receive Social Security Disabilty Benefits and/or Supplement Security Income (SSI), a claimant must be unable to engage in substantial gainful activity (SGA). A person earning over a certainly amount monthly (after some allowable deductions) is deemed to be able to engage in substantial gainful activity and will ordinarily be denied benefits. The Social Security Administration uses two different numbers, one for blind claimants and one for non-blind. In 2018, the monthly amount for a non-blind claimant is $1,180. That number will increase to $1,220 for 2019.
So if you are earning in excess of that amount, you ordinarily will be found not disabled. There are some deductioons and circumstances that can affect the decision, however.
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