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Which Jobs to Describe on Your Butte SSDI Application Work History


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8/26/2013
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The Past Relevant Work—or work history—part of your SSDI claim serves a key role in determining your eligibility for benefits. If you’re feeling intimidated, you certainly aren’t alone! For many applicants, it’s this part of the application process that might make them start seriously considering hiring a knowledgeable Butte disability attorney.

You won’t necessarily need to put every job you’ve ever had in your work history. Jobs that are applicable are usually:

  • Jobs you’ve had in the last 15 years,
  • Jobs that lasted three months or longer, especially if you worked full-time hours,
  • Jobs for which you were paid at the substantial gainful activity (SGA) level.

Generally, part-time and temporary seasonal jobs can often be considered appropriate for the work history section. On the other hand, an incomplete list of jobs that won’t qualify include:

  • Unpaid internships
  • Unpaid volunteer work
  • Work where you were not paid at the SGA level.
  • Work done for a trial work period
  • Jobs you needed to leave after less than three months because of your condition
  • Illegal jobs

It’s very easy to end up with employment situations you aren’t sure are relevant. Many of us have complicated periods in our job history, especially around the time a disability started to worsen or manifest.

If you have questions or concerns about your Past Relevant Work, schedule a free consultation with a member of the Ledgerwood Law Group. Call 888-761-7383 or fill out the online contact form today.



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