Substantial Gainful Activity and the Self-Employed Worker

Substantial Gainful Activity and the Self-Employed Worker

The Social Security Administration (SSA) used “substantial gainful activity” on two separate occasions related to Sebastian N.’s disability benefits. First, Sebastian was deemed disabled because he was unable to continue working as a self-employed worker due to a medical condition. Later, Sebastian attempted to return to work, and his substantial gainful activity came into play…

Substantial Gainful Activity and Your SSDI Claim

Substantial Gainful Activity and Your SSDI Claim

Julian has to quit working because of his panic attacks and depression. As someone who was disabled according to Social Security Administration standards, Julian was able to collect Social Security Disability Insurance benefits. However, after treatment and therapy, Julian started working part-time. At some point, Julian will have to consider whether his work-related income has…