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What’s new in Social Security in 2010?

The Social Security Red Book page has a nice summary of the the changes in the Social Security system in 2010: We increased the Substantial Gainful Activity SGA amount for individuals with disabilities, other than blindness, from $980 to $1000 … Continue reading

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Is SGA too complicated?

Even if you know the definition of a substantial gainful activity (SGA), could you apply it? Can you be sure that the last job you tried before you applied for Social Security disability benefits was SGA? Charles Hall proposes that substantial gainful activity … Continue reading

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What is an Unsuccessful Work Attempt?

I previously wrote about the various exceptions which may allow you to keep your Social Security disability benefits even if you return to work. The most common of these is an Unsuccessful Work Attempt (UWA). If you work for 6 months or … Continue reading

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Can I work and still receive Social Security disability or SSI benefits?

Updated 01/04/12. Can a person work and still receive Social Security disability benefits or Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits? The answer is a qualified “yes.” Social Security wants people to try to go back to work. But, the regulations surrounding … Continue reading

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Trial work period and Social Security disability benefits

Social Security encourages you to try to go back to work to see if you can do it. A Trial Work Period (TWP) lets you work and still be considered disabled by Social Security. A beneficiary receiving Social Security disability benefits … Continue reading

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