Unsuccessful Work Attempts

In some circumstances, a claimant may seek disability benefits for a period of time during which he or she was working. While, generally, a person will be entitled to benefits if they are not engaging in substantial gainful activity, there are special rules that allow a person with disabilities to test his or her ability to work and still qualify for benefits.

One of these exceptions is the “Unsuccessful Work Attempt” rule. The Social Security Administration understands that sometimes you think ...

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