What if I am earning more than the Substantial Gainful Activity amount?

What if I earn too much for Social Security disability benefits?

A number of people responded to my prior post about “substantial gainful activity” amounts. To briefly review: the general rule is that you cannot earn more than the substantial gainful activity amounts to be found disabled.

What do I do if I am earning more than the substantial gainful activity amount? Does than mean I cannot get Social Security disability benefits?!?

Not necessarily. Earnings above SGA amounts are an important factor. But, there are exceptions (including sheltered work, subsidies, unsuccessful work attempts, impairment related work expenses, and trial work periods)  that may allow you to still qualify for Social Security disability benefits even if you are earning more than the SGA amounts.

Check out our updated article for more information.  If you are earning more than the allowed SGA amounts, it is not the end for your case.

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Disclaimer: This is NOT legal advice. This site provides general information about Social Security disability cases in Colorado. To discuss your particular circumstances, please contact a lawyer in your area. Please review the full disclaimer .

About Tomasz Stasiuk

Tomasz Stasiuk is a Colorado Springs Social Security disability lawyer and the founding attorney of the Stasiuk Firm - a law firm specializing in Social Security disability cases in Colorado. Follow Tomasz Stasiuk on Google and Twitter

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