If your earnings record shows salary earned after the date you say you became disabled, you can be sure that the judge in your Social Security disability hearing will ask for an explanation.
Example: you say you became disabled on April 3, but your earnings record shows income in May, June and July.
In this video I explain how I advise my clients to respond to questions about post-onset earnings in three common scenarios:
- unsuccessful work attempts
- accrued earnings or benefits that are paid after the last date you were physically present at work
- part time work
No matter what the reason, always discuss with your lawyer work, work attempts or payments received after the date you claim that your disability began.