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As Charlotte disability lawyers, we have helped many self-employed individuals through the Social Security disability application and appeals process. In every case, the Social Security Administration uses the same 5-step sequential evaluation process to make a disability determination. The very first step in that process requires the claimant to prove he is not presently working – that is, not presently engaged in “substantial gainful activity” (“SGA”). For self-employed claimants (but not, generally, for claimants employed by another person or entity), clearing the SGA hurdle can be a challenge.
If you are self-employed, Social Security will determine if you are engaged in SGA by evaluating your work activity and its value to your business, using three tests:
If you are self-employed and struggling to deal with the effects of a severe physical or mental impairment, then you may want to speak with a knowledgeable Charlotte disability lawyer about your work and your eligibility for Social Security disability benefits.
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