I recieve SSDI due to being legally blind, also work p/t at grocery store,Great.
as part of employment I belong to local union, which I recieve certain benefits, 1. vacation 2. paid birthday 3. certain holidays paid even if I don't work that particular day. OK.
Local SS office says vacation pay is not counted towards my SGA but have never got firm answer on the other two options, this year I am running above SGA before taking into account the aforementioned benefits and any IRWE (Impairment Related Work Expenses), can you help answer this? Yes, pay we receive that is NOT connected with specific work activity, such as vacation, personal days (i.e. a birthday freebie), sick days, holidays, etc.), are not counted.
See here for the written word from SSA:
Local SS office, they not sure and internet search, and have read SS guidlines on countable income but I am not lawyer just lay person not sure if I understand exactly what the guidlelines say. See the above link - it describes how the determine what income is countable - towards SGA.
Hope this helps! Also, I presume you are availing yourself of that higher SGA limit provided for disabilities based on blindness (vs. other disabling conditions), right? I.e. you have a rate much higher than the $1040 / mo. limit.
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