Must I stop working before I can apply for Social Security Disability (SSD)?

By / February 2, 2018 / Social Security Disability Benefits / 595 Comments

Work and Applying for Disability You do not have to be completely incapacitated to be eligible for any of the three kinds of Social Security disability benefits or to be medically or financially eligible for Supplemental Security Income (SSI). You do not even have to stop working entirely. You do have to prove with medical documentation and vocational information that you are unable to perform substantial gainful activity (SGA). The first step in this process is either to stop working or reduce your work to below SGA level. SGA Thresholds Evaluation of whether someone is performing SGA is tailored to...Read more

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