"Subsidy" and "special conditions" are the Social Security Administration's (SSA's) names for support you receive on the job that may result in you receiving more pay than the actual value of the services you perform.
A "subsidy" is provided by your employer. "Special conditions" may be provided by your employer or by someone other than your employer (for example, a vocational rehabilitation agency).
SSA considers the existence of subsidy and special conditions when SSA determines whether or not you are engaging in Substantial Gainful Activity (SGA). SSA uses only earnings that represent the real value of the work you perform to decide if your work is at the SGA level.
Subsidy and special conditions may exist if:
· You receive more supervision than other workers doing the same or a similar job for the same pay;
· You have fewer or simpler tasks to complete than other workers doing the same job for the same pay; or
· You have a job coach or mentor who helps you perform some of your work.
If your employer and/or other involved parties cannot or will not set the real value of your work, SSA will decide the value of your work.
See the topic Subsidies and Special Conditions - Clarification for additional description and discussion of what SSA considers when determining if a subsidy is being made and whether or not special conditions apply.
Subsidy - SSDI - Extra Supervision & Special Conditions
Value of a Subsidy for Extra Supervision
Claiming your Extra Supervision Subsidy
Subsidy - Reduced Duties - SSI/DI Work Incentive
Value of Reduced Duties Subsidy
Claiming Your Reduced Duties Subsidy
Work Incentives Overview
SSI Work Incentives
SSDI Work Incentives
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