Overview of Disability
Disability Back Pay
Requirements for Disability
Applications for disability
Tips and Advice for Disability Claims
How long does Disability take?
Winning Disability Benefits
Common Mistakes after a Denial
Mental Disability Benefits
Denials for Disability
Appeals for denied claims
Disability Benefits from SSA
Child Disability Benefits
Qualifications and How to Qualify
Working and Disability
Disability Awards and Notices
Disability Lawyers, Hiring Attorneys
Social Security List of Impairments
What Social Security considers disabling
Medical Evidence and Disability
Filing for Disability Benefits
Eligibility for Disability Benefits
SSD SSI Definitions
SSDRC authored by Tim Moore
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Can I work and still be approved for disability if I have asthma?
Yes, you can be approved for disability with asthma if you are working. It depends, of course, on how much you are working and earning.
Social Security’s definition of disability has a work-earnings requirement. The definition requires that you not be earning more than the SGA limit if you are filing for disability. SGA is an earnings limit that Social Security determines to be self-supporting. This amount generally increases incrementally each year.
If you are working and earning over the SGA monthly earnings limit, your disability claim will be denied without ever being sent for a medical determination. Social Security is very strict with regard to this limit, in fact, an individual who has a terminal condition would be denied if they earning over the SGA limit.
If your asthma has prevented you from earning over the SGA monthly limit for 12 continuous months or you expect that it will prevent you from working for 12 continuous months, you should file for disability.
Return to: Social Security Disability Resource Center, or read answers to Questions
Will I get Social Security Disability back pay?
Can I get permanent Social Security Disability
How much does Social Security Disability SSI pay?
Can I be approved for disability for asthma without meeting the listing criteria?
Can I work and still be approved for disability for asthma?
How do you get disability approved for Asthma?
Winning disability benefits, how do I win?
How to win your disability benefits
How to apply for disability for medical conditions
Social Security Disability application, how to apply, file
How long to get a disability hearing decision answer?
Information on the following topics can be found here: Social Security Disability Questions and in these subsections:
Frequently asked questions about getting Denied for Disability Benefits | FAQ on Disability Claim Representation | Info about Social Security Disability Approvals and Being Approved | FAQ on Social Security Disability SSI decisions | The SSD SSI Decision Process and what gets taken into consideration | Disability hearings before Judges | Medical exams for disability claims | Applying for Disability in various states | Selecting and hiring Disability Lawyers | Applying for Disability in North Carolina | Recent articles and answers to questions about SSD and SSI
These pages provide answers to basic questions about pursuing disability benefits
Social Security Disability status, How to check
How to find if a Social Security disability claim has been approved or denied?
How to qualify for disability, who qualifies?
Qualify for disability, eligibility requirements, criteria
How long does a request for a disability hearing take?
How Long Will it Take To Get a Disability Decision Letter from Social Security?
How long does it take to get or be approved for SSI or Social Security disability?
Applying for disability, how to apply, where to go
When should you File for Disability benefits
How Far Back Can SSI Back Pay Be Paid?
Maximum back pay you can get for Social Security disability