The date that SSA establishes as the onset of your disability is important. If you engage in Substantial Gainful Activity (SGA) within a year of your Established Onset Date (EOD), you may be determined ineligible if you have not received from SSA your "final determination of eligibility."
For applicants and recipients of Supplemental Security Income (SSI) the onset date of the disability is usually the date of application for SSI.
For applicants and beneficiaries of Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI), determining the onset date is more complicated.
Onset is the first day a person meets the definition of disability; that is, the date of coincidence of:
· Absence of Substantial Gainful Activity (SGA), and
· A medically determinable severe impairment, and
· Duration expectation of 12 months or death.
Factors to consider in establishing onset are:
Applicant allegations - A starting point for the determination of onset is the claimant's Alleged Onset Date (AOD). This represents the applicant's opinion of the date he or she became unable to work, and, if consistent with the work record and medical evidence, can be used as the Established Onset Date (EOD).
Work record - The date the claimant ceased SGA is an important consideration in establishing onset. In setting an onset where medical evidence indicates an impairment prior to the cessation of work, onset will ordinarily be established when SGA ceased.
Medical evidence - Medical evidence serves as the primary element in onset determination. The Established Onset Date (EOD) must be based on facts and must be consistent with the medical evidence of record.
WorkWORLD™ Help/Information System
Share/Save: Click the button or link at left to select your favorite bookmark service and add this page.
This is one topic from the thousands available in the WorkWORLD™ software Help/Information System.
Complete information about the software is available at: http://www.WorkWORLD.org
See How to Get WorkWORLD page at: http://www.WorkWORLD.org/howtogetWW.html
NOTE: Sponsored links and commercial advertisements help make the WorkWORLD™ website possible by partially defraying its operating and maintenance expenses. No endorsement of these or any related commercial products or services is intended or implied by the Employment Support Institute or any of its partners. ESI and its partners take no responsibility for, and exercise no control over, any of these advertisements or their views or contents, and do not vouch for the accuracy of the information contained in them. Readers are cautioned to verify all information obtained from these advertisements prior to taking any actions based upon them. The installed WorkWORLD software does not contain advertisements of any kind.
Copyright © 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, Virginia Commonwealth University. All rights reserved.