Disability Determination - Step 1

Created on: 
Oct 21 2014

WAC 388-449-0005 Sequential Evaluation Process Step 1 -- How does the department determine if you are performing substantial gainful employment?

The SGA is an earnings standard that is adjusted periodically by SSA. An individual may be financial eligible for ABD cash but fail the disability requirement if they are working and earning above the SGA limit. Examples of jobs that a person may that aren’t counted toward ABD when determining financial eligibility, but are considered when determining SGA are earnings from:

  •  Work study
  •  AmeriCorps
  •  University Year for Action
  •  Urban Crime Prevention Program
  •  Retired Senior Volunteer Program