How does POD work in real-life?
*These scenarios were not updated with the 2021 POD thresholds and offset amounts.
Lucy, Joe, Maria, Rabiah, Andre, and Steve are SSDI beneficiaries. Explore their scenarios to see how the new POD rules affect them.
The scenarios can help you learn more about how the new POD rules work, but they cannot tell you exactly how the new rules will affect you. If you have questions about how your benefits and income might change under the new POD rules, please contact your POD counselor.
Lucy earns less than $1,220/month—the Substantial Gainful Activity (SGA) level for non-blind beneficiaries in 2018.
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Joe earns more than $1,220/month—the Substantial Gainful Activity (SGA) level for non-blind beneficiaries in 2018.
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Maria has impairment-related work expenses (IRWEs).
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Rabiah receives both SSI and SSDI benefits.
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Andre is self-employed.
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Steve is blind.
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