If you have been injured in an accident, our Detroit personal injury lawyer may be able to provide you with the representation you need to receive compensation for your injuries. What many disability applicants do not realize is that you can still work under certain conditions when you are receiving Social Security disability benefits. There are various rules and regulations that apply to disability recipients who are still involved in some work activities that earn income. A Detroit personal injury attorney may be able to help you determine whether your employment qualifies under this exception. In order to do so, he must examine a wide range of factors, including whether you are receiving a subsidy, how much money you receive from your work, and how much you are required to spend due to your impairment-related expenses.
If you are performing substantial gainful activity, you do not qualify for Social Security benefits. However, there are a wide variety of circumstances in which you may be employed without being considered involved in substantial gainful activity. Regardless of your level of impairment, you may not collect benefits for work that is substantial, meaning that your job involves a high level of physical or mental activity. If you require more direction to perform your job than others or if you perform negligible duties, your employment may not be considered substantial. In order for your employment to be considered gainful, you must perform the duties of your job in order to earn a paycheck or make some other form of profit. If you are an employee, the SSA examines your earnings to determine whether they are gainful. In many cases, your ability to work may prevent you from receiving benefits, even if your work is not considered gainful. Disability determination requires that you are found unable to perform full-time sedentary work, but a part-time job with a heavy workload could undermine your ability to receive benefits. The Social Security Administration may determine that you are eligible to perform full-time work with less intensity if you are able to perform heavy part-time work. A Detroit personal injury attorney may help you determine how your employment will be viewed by the Social Security Administration.
Substantial Gainful Activity Earnings
If you are struggling to determine whether your job qualifies as substantial gainful activity, a Detroit personal injury attorney may be able to help you. The determination of substantial gainful activity requires calculating gross earnings and adjusting that figure by applying the appropriate deductions and then averaging the income. This figure must then be compared with the current SGA guidelines.
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