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Established Onset Date for SSDI how important is it?

Recently on our legal forum a user asked, “My husband applied for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) two years ago. Somehow the SSA convinced him to say that his disability started later than it really did. Now he has lost all of his back pay. I am confused about the process and don’t really understand what his established onset date for his disability really means?”

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Substantial Gainful Activity what does this include?

If you have considered applying for SSDI benefits and you have done much research you will have discovered that you do not qualify for SSDI benefits if you perform work that is defined as substantial gainful activity (SGA). Currently, the Social Security Administration (SSA) defines this level of work as earning $1,090 or more a month from working, or $1,820 for blind people.

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