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If you are considering any kind of work, you should verify the SGA monthly earnings limit in effect for the given year and keep your earnings below the limit. SGA stands for substantial gainful activity and it is basically a limit on how much income a person can earn before taxes each month and still remain eligible to receive disability.

Each year Social Security sets a monthly earnings amount that they consider being self-supporting. The 2019 SGA amount is 1220.00 gross per month. For future updated SGA amounts, go here: Social Security earnings limit.

Work can be a very tricky thing when you are receiving Social Security Disability. If you go over the SGA limit, you may not be entitled to a monthly disability benefit for that month. If you do not keep track of your earnings, it could be several months or even years before Social Security gets an alert to investigate your work activity. As you might imagine, this often leads to large overpayments that require repayment.



Another consideration for disability beneficiaries is that work activity can indicate medical improvement. Work activity can trigger a medical continuing disability review and if they determine your conditions have improved, you may lose your disability benefits.

In summary, if you are considering a job make sure to notify Social Security about your employment and be careful to stay under the SGA limit.








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These pages answer some of the most basic questions for individuals who are considering filing a claim.

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For the sake of clarity, SSDRC.com is not the Social Security Administration, nor is it associated or affiliated with SSA. This site is a personal, private website that is published, edited, and maintained by former caseworker and former disability claims examiner, Tim Moore, who was interviewed by the New York Times on the topic of Social Security Disability and SSI benefits in an article entitled "The Disability Mess" and also by the Los Angeles Times on the subject of political attempts to weaken the Social Security Disability system.

The goal of the site is to provide information about how Social Security Disability and SSI work, the idea being that qualified information may help claimants pursue their claims and appeals, potentially avoiding time-consuming mistakes. If you find the information on this site helpful and believe it would be helpful to others, feel free to share links to its homepage or other pages on website resource pages, blogs, or social media. Copying of this material, however, is prohibited.

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