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What should you know about substantial gainful activity?

In order to qualify for Social Security Disability benefits, you must be unable to engage in what the Social Security Administration (SSA) calls substantial gainful activity (SGA). That's defined not by a type of activity but by a dollar amount,

What are the 4 phases of the Ticket to Work program?

When you have been living with a disability, one of the things that you may look forward to in the future is returning to work. That can be a tough job, though, because you may return to work and find that you don't have the strength or ability to complete the job every day.

If you fall ill, you may qualify for Social Security Disability

If you fall ill or are injured and can no longer work, one thing that could help you is Social Security Disability. Social Security Disability benefits do require that you provide extensive documentation of your illness or injury. That can make it hard to qualify. Fortunately, there are specific steps that you can follow for the best possible outcome when you make a claim.

Thousands die waiting for Social Security Disability decisions

People who file for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) are unable to work to earn money, so they seek the benefits from a program that they paid in to while they did work. Sadly, some applicants never see a penny of that money because they pass away while they're facing the appeal process.

Why is it so hard to get Social Security Disability?

Social Security Disability is often misunderstood. It's an important protection for people who have worked and earned these benefits. The program is designed to cover disabled workers, as well as their dependents, and to make sure they have the income they need after a serious injury.

If you have an amputation, you could qualify for disability

You were at work when the worst possible scenario happened. You were working on repairing a sharp piece of machinery, and the person on the other end turned it on. You thought you had turned off the power, but you must have hit the wrong fuse.