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Assistance With Substantial Gainful Activity And Your Benefits

Substantial gainful activity is an often misunderstood term when it comes to Social Security Disability benefits. If you have questions about substantial gainful activity (SGA), you will find answers from our disability attorneys at Rogers, Hofrichter & Karrh, LLC.

For over 30 years, people with disabilities in the Atlanta metro area have turned to us for help with SGA and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) eligibility. Our caring, reputable and knowledgeable substantial gainful activity lawyers have handled more than 6,000 cases total for the people of Georgia.

What Is SGA?

Substantial gainful activity is any activity that takes mental and physical exertion and earns income. The SGA definition in disability claims is the amount of income an individual with a disability can earn while still qualifying for Social Security Disability benefits. In 2023, the monthly limit for SGA is $2,460 for blind individuals and $1,470 for nonblind individuals. Anyone who earns more than that amount per month does not qualify for SSI benefits.

How SGA Affects Disability Benefits

If you have a monthly income higher than the SGA limit, the Social Security Administration (SSA) may revoke your benefits. In some cases, having a monthly income lower than but close to the limit can call your benefits into question. If you are interested in working while also collecting Supplemental Security Income (SSI) or Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI), you should always speak to a disability benefits lawyer first to avoid potential consequences.

Ask About SGA And Social Security Disability Benefits

Do you still have questions about SGA and disability benefits? Learn more about SGA from our disability claims attorneys today. Please contact us at 770-884-6705 or send us an email to set up a consultation at our Fayetteville, Cartersville or Atlanta office locations. We welcome attorney referrals.