Need clarification on SGA

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Sat, 08/05/2017 - 22:02

Hello. I've been searching for an answer to clarify a question I have about Substantial Gainful Activity (SGA).
As of 2017 the SSA sets SGA as earning more than $1,170/month. Does your SSDI payments count towards the SGA amount?

For example: A person receives $801/month from SSDI. [SGA subtract SSDI] --> 1,170 (-) 801 = $369. Does it mean that the most this person can earn is up to $369 a month without becoming ineligible for SSDI and hitting the SGA limit.

Or am I wrong and SGA does not include SSDI payments in the calculation, leaving a person able to earn more than $369/month working?

Mon, 08/07/2017 - 16:00 Permalink

Hi there,
Your SSDI payments do not count toward the SGA figure.

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