Dallas Social Secuirty Disability Lawyer, Arlington Mansfield Fort Worth SSID Attorneys

The Social Security Handbook

The following is what the Social Security Administration says in the Social Security Handbook.

603. Definition of Substantial Gainful Activity

603.1 What does "substantial gainful activity" mean?

The term "substantial gainful activity" is used to describe a level of work activity and earnings.

Work is "substantial" if it involves doing significant physical or mental activities, or a combination of both.

"Gainful" work activity is either of the following:

  1. Work performed for pay or profit;

  2. Work of a nature generally performed for pay or profit; or

  3. Work intended for profit, whether or not a profit is realized.

603.2 Does work need to be performed on a full-time basis to be considered "substantial gainful activity?"

No. For work activity to be substantial, it does not need to be performed on a full-time basis. Work activity performed on a part-time basis may also be substantial gainful activity. (See §§618-621.)

603.3 Is there a different definition of "substantial gainful activity" for blind people?

Yes. A special definition of "substantial gainful activity" applies to individuals disabled by blindness. These individuals are considered to be performing substantial gainful activity if their earnings are higher than $1640 a month for 2010 (see §1807).

Last Revised: Apr. 19, 2010


This is Arlington, Texas Web Design is Valid XHTML and Valid CSS and concerns Arlington Mansfield Fort Worth Dallas Social Secuirty Disability Lawyers and Attorneys