What is an Earnings Cut Off Amount in a Social Security Disability Case?

An earnings cut off is just another way of saying substantial gainful activity. Why is that important? The definition of disability asks, in part, whether or not you have a mental or physical impairment that:Earnings Cut Off Amount in Your Social Security Disability Claim

1. Prevents substantial gainful work activity for 12 months.

2. Is expected to prevent substantial work activity for 12 months.

3. Is expected to result in your death.

Substantial gainful activity is a monthly earnings limit.

If you earn more than that, you are presumed to be able to engage in substantial gainful activity and ineligible for Social Security Disability benefits.

However, there sometimes arises a real issue about whether your work activity is really worth what you are being paid. In some cases, Social Security Disability applicants can be working for family members, friends or others whose payment for their full wage, despite the fact that they are having to modify their work or hours. Social Security will consider that when determining whether or not any work activity constitutes substantial gainful activity.

It is important that you consult an experienced Social Security Disability attorney to get there opinion as to whether or not the work that you may be doing prior to applying for Social Security Disability benefits or even after you apply for Social Security Disability benefits constitutes substantial gainful activity.

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