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Substantial Gainful Activity

If you need to file for Social Security disability benefits in the Cincinnati area, you know that it can be a confusing and time-consuming process. Getting Social Security disability benefits can be especially difficult if you’ve been participating in a substantial gainful activity, which is defined as the performance of significant physical or mental work activities for pay or profit or in work of a type generally performed for pay or profit. You cannot file for Social Security disability if you are engaging in a substantial gainful activity, but you may become eligible for Social Security disability benefits the day after you quit working.

The Cincinnati Social Security disability attorneys at Lawrence & Associates can help you understand your rights and your options relating to your substantial gainful activity. The attorneys at Lawrence & Associates have many years of experience advising clients about the impact that a substantial gainful activity can have on their Social Security disability benefits eligibility. Contact Lawrence & Associates at (513) 351-5997 for a free substantial gainful activity case consultation today.

Do I Need a Social Security Disability Lawyer?

You may be able to file for Social Security disability benefits on your own, but it is a complex and difficult area of the law to successfully navigate. Most initial applications are denied and require an applicant to file an appeal. When you apply for Social Security disability benefits, you may have many questions about the application and approval process: What if I’ve been denied? How soon after I stop working can I apply for benefits? Does my work or hobby qualify as a substantial gainful activity? What if my substantial gainful activity didn’t result in income? The Social Security Administration may not be helpful in answering your questions.

Not all lawyers in the Cincinnati area understand how to best help you with the substantial gainful activity issues that may arise when you apply for Social Security disability benefits. The attorneys at Lawrence & Associates are experienced in getting clients the results that they want and need in an efficient and effective manner, and we want to help you. There is no fee for your initial substantial gainful activity case evaluation. Contact Lawrence & Associates at (513) 351-5997 for your free case evaluation.

Why Choose Lawrence & Associates to Handle My Case?

If you need a substantial gainful activity lawyer in Cincinnati, you may think that you have many options from which to choose. In reality, not all lawyers in the area have the right experience for this type of case, but the skilled attorneys at Lawrence & Associates stand out from the crowd. Choosing the right lawyer can determine whether or not you receive the Social Security disability benefits that you need. Lawrence & Associates has been trusted by thousands of clients for help with substantial gainful activity cases for the following reasons:

Experience: Our attorneys handle hundreds of substantial gainful activity cases every year in the Cincinnati area. Our attorneys have years of experience working with the Social Security Administration to help clients get approved for Social Security disability benefits, even if their application has been denied because of claims of substantial gainful activity.

Credentials: Our firm is accredited by the Better Business Bureau for ensuring the highest quality of representation for its clients. Our attorneys have hundreds of five-star Avvo ratings from happy and satisfied clients. The attorneys at Lawrence & Associates are members of the Ohio Association for Justice and the American Association for Justice in addition to winning many nationally recognized trial competition awards.

Affordability and Accessibility: We take pride in working hard for our clients and offer free consultations of your Social Security disability substantial gainful activity case. We’ll make ourselves available outside of office hours by appointment.

Lawrence & Associates Stays Connected: Staying connected with updates throughout your Social Security disability benefits case is important. We never leave clients wondering what’s next in the application or approval process. Our attorneys work hard to stay in close contact with you so that your questions get answered in a timely manner.

Types of Cases We Handle

The skillful attorneys at Lawrence & Associates in the Cincinnati area handle a wide variety of difficult Social Security disability benefits cases that involve issues of substantial gainful activity. The cases that our attorneys can help you with include:

Determining If You Qualify: If you are engaged in a substantial gainful activity, you will most likely not be eligible for Social Security disability benefits. The definition of a substantial gainful activity is complex and confusing and has changed over time. Sometimes, the Social Security Administration will consider working without making a paycheck to be considered a substantial gainful activity. Our experienced Cincinnati attorneys at Lawrence & Associates will help you to understand if your work or hobby meets the Social Security Administration’s complex definition of substantial gainful activity.

Determining When You Should Apply: While you cannot apply for social security disability benefits while you are engaged in a substantial gainful activity, you may be able to apply for Social Security disability benefits once you have quit working. It’s important to file for Social Security disability benefits at the right time so that your application is not denied on the basis of substantial gainful activity. The Social Security disability attorneys at Lawrence & Associates will help you to determine when is the best time for you to begin the application process.

Denied Applications: If you have applied for Social Security benefits but you have been denied because of substantial gainful activity, the attorneys at Lawrence & Associates can help. It takes a skilled attorney to appeal a Social Security disability denial over a substantial gainful activity. Our firm has the experience required to help you appeal an application denial.

Vocational Expert Issues: In some Social Security disability cases, a vocational expert will argue that a person who has filed for Social Security disability is not disabled because they have been engaged in a substantial gainful activity. Sometimes, people continue to work even when they are disabled out of fear of mounting bills or missed mortgage payments. The attorneys at Lawrence & Associates can help you challenge the claims of a misinformed vocational expert so that you can become eligible for the Social Security disability benefits that you’re entitled to receive.

Frequently Asked Questions About Substantial Gainful Activity

The supportive and knowledgeable team at Lawrence & Associates are here to answer any questions you have about substantial gainful activity when you call us at (513) 351-5997. In the meantime, read below to learn some general information:

All of the case consultations for potential clients at Lawrence & Associatesare free of charge. In fact, you won't pay anything unless your claim is successful. By law, attorney fees are set at 25 percent of your Social Security disability award, up to a maximum of $6000. Lawrence & Associates makes it easy to schedule a consultation with one of our experienced substantial gainful employment lawyers. Contact us today.
The majority of Social Security disability benefit applications are denied by the Social Security Administration. You may feel frustrated that your application was denied because of your substantial gainful activity, but you are not alone. The attorneys at Lawrence & Associates have helped hundreds of clients appeal their application denials so that they can successfully get the Social Security disability benefits they are entitled.
There are a variety of disabilities, injuries, and diseases that may qualify for Social Security disability benefits. Lawrence & Associates has experience getting Social Security disability benefits approved for clients with cancer, autism, stroke, spinal stenosis, and rheumatoid arthritis, and many others — even when their original applications were denied by the Social Security Administration over claims of substantial gainful activity.
According to the Social Security Administration, first-time social security disability benefit applications were only approved 28 percent of the time from 2001 to 2010. A common reason for a Social Security benefits application to be denied is a claim by the Social Security Administration that an applicant is able to perform his or her usual type of work or is able to perform another type of work.

Contact the Cincinnati Social Security Disability Attorneys at Lawrence & Associates

The Cincinnati Social Security disability attorneys at Lawrence & Associates will fight for your rights in every step of the Social Security disability application process, helping you if you’ve been denied benefits because of substantial gainful activity claims. Our five-star attorneys care about you and want to see that you get the Social Security disability benefits that you need and deserve. Do not trust just any Cincinnati area law firm to handle your substantial gainful activity case.

We have years of experience working with the Social Security Administration, and we know how to get applications approved and denials successfully appealed. Lawrence & Associates has been trusted for many years by clients in the Cincinnati area who need help with their substantial gainful activity cases. Contact us at (513) 351-5997 to schedule your free consultation today.

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