What Does The Social Security Office Look For When Determining Eligibility?
If someone is working, social security looks at two things: first, they’re going to look at the number of hours you are working. If you are working full-time hours (more than 25 hours), then you would not qualify because you’re capable of working on a full-time basis.
The other thing that they’re going to look at is the amount of money you’re earning. If you are making over $1,100 a month, then you are working and earning enough to not qualify for a disability benefit.
If someone is working on a part-time basis and making under $1,100 a month, then you can still continue with your disability claim. However, you have to demonstrate that you are working at that rate because of your health issues.
It’s not a matter of artificially lowering your work activity. You have to demonstrate that you still suffer from a health problem that does not permit you to work more than that.