A number of people responded to my prior post about “substantial gainful activity” amounts.
To briefly review: the general rule is that you cannot earn more than the substantial gainful activity amounts to be found disabled.
What do I do if I am earning more than the substantial gainful activity amount?
Does than mean I cannot get Social Security disability benefits?!?
Not necessarily. Earnings above SGA amounts are an important factor. However, there are exceptions (including sheltered work, subsidies, unsuccessful work attempts, impairment related work expenses, and trial work periods) that may allow you to still qualify for Social Security disability benefits even if you are earning more than the SGA amounts.
Check out our updated article with a TON of great ADDITIONAL information. If you are earning more than the allowed SGA amounts, it is not the end for your case.