Am I still eligible for social security benefits while working?

The answer is yes. When considering your claim, the Social Security Administration doesn’t simply determine whether or not you are working.  Rather, they determine whether you are engaging in “substantial gainful activity” (SGA). The Social Security Administration defines substantial gainful activity by breaking it into two parts. For work activity to be consider “substantial,” it must involve doing significant physical or mental activities or a combination of both, which can also include a part-time job. For work activity to be “gainful,” it must be performed for pay or profit or intended for profit. As of January 1, 2013, work activity will only be considered “gainful” if you earn $1,040.00 or more a month. If you are disabled and earning less than the 2013 SGA amount, $1,040.00, you still may be eligible for disability benefits.

If you were recently denied benefits because you are still working, or if you are working and want to apply for benefits, contact the Law Office of Matt Liebenhaut at (850) 270-6977 and someone will be able to speak with you right away.

By: Matt Liebenhaut