A physical or mental disability can be extremely debilitating to your life. For thousands of Americans, their disability prevents them from working full 40 hour work weeks. If this is you, it is essential to speak with an experienced Social Security disability attorney as soon as possible.
You do not have to quit your job to earn Social Security disability. However, you must earn less than the Substantial Gainful Activity (SGA) set forth by the Social Security Administration. Qualifying is not only the number of hours you work. SGA means the amount of money you make per month.
For example, an employee who is earning $9.00 per hour and working 20 hours per week will have a better chance of qualifying than an employee who is earning $30.00 per hour and working 20 hours per week.
Currently, for 2019, a gross income (before taxes) of $1,220 per month is considered SGA. If a person makes more than that, they will probably not qualify for disability benefits because they will consider that person not too disabled to work.
If you are living with a disability, a Social Security disability attorney can help weigh your options and determine the right path for you.
At Disability Law Office NW, we work to assist our clients get the money they deserve. Contact our experienced SSDI attorneys in Portland and Lake Oswego for help getting the benefits you deserve.