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Author Topic: Does working guarantee a long-form?  (Read 1242 times)


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Does working guarantee a long-form?
« on: August 10, 2022, 01:31:37 am »
If a person works part-time, making less than $700 a month, does that usually trigger a long-form at the next review, or does it not really matter? If there is a review, is working at that level looked at with scrutiny? Thanks!


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Re: Does working guarantee a long-form?
« Reply #1 on: August 10, 2022, 06:08:00 am »
You will not necessarily get a long form.

And details of the job will matter as far as if it will get added scrutiny if you get a long form.  If you are doing something that is "against your restrictions", then it will be looked at. For example, someone with a bad back having a job as a mover is different than the same individual watching a security camera for a few hours.

« Last Edit: August 10, 2022, 06:12:18 am by Helper »


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Re: Does working guarantee a long-form?
« Reply #2 on: August 10, 2022, 07:33:07 am »
I cannot speak to all possible what if scenarios, I can speak to mine.
I got approved for SSDI at age 58.
I worked continuously from age 59 to when I transitioned to full retirement at age 66. I'm still working now at near 68.
I routinely (approx every 18 months) got a short form.....and was always right at SGA. In fact, some months I was significantly over SGA (bonuses, etc.).

Never once got a long form.

After the first couple of reviews, I had the whole thing down to a science & was always prepared in advance for the cdr I knew was coming. Heck, the last couple of reviews I got a phone call from the local office (same individual every time) to ask me if anything had changed. Usually from receipt of cdr to the letter for continuation, it was a 3 week process.

Like I said, this is my scenario and is not indicative of how the process works for everyone.

What Helper said is spot on. If something stands out, the chances of a long form increase.

Best wishes,