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Your Guide to Understanding SGA Part 2

Have you had a chance to read our Louisville Social Security attorney’s latest blog yet? If you have, then you probably already have a deeper understanding than most about what SGA is and if you are engaging in it or not. Many people think that SGA is strictly about income, but there is a bit more to it than that, and it can actually be incredibly complicated. As we learned previously, even if your monthly income is lower than the minimums we mentioned in our last blog, you can still be considered to be engaging in SGA. The same is also true for earning a higher income, it doesn’t necessarily mean that you are involved in SGA.

If you earn a higher amount of income than the typical SGA minimums, you may be able to claim that:

  • You required special assistance from your coworkers to complete your duties at work.
  • You are only able to work with pre-arranged circumstances (e.g. you have to have help getting to and from work)
  • You are allowed to take frequent breaks or work irregular hours.
  • You are assigned work suited to your impairment or you have been provided with special equipment to complete your work.
  • You are able to work despite your disability because of your employer’s concern for your welfare, a family relationship with your employer or a past association with your employer.
  • You are allowed to work at a lower level of efficiency or productivity than your coworkers because of your disability.

As you can see, just because you make more than the minimum amount of money, doesn’t necessarily mean that your claim will be denied. Want to learn more about SGA? If so, please stay tuned for our next blog.

2015-09-25T14:40:23+00:00