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Part 2 of 3

How would Carlos's benefits be affected by earning more if he was not in BOND?

Under current policy, Carlos's countable earnings of $1,157 would still be above the Substantial Gainful Activity (SGA) level of $1,010 per month, so after he has used his Trial Work Period and grace period months, he would lose his cash benefit for any month in which his earnings minus IRWEs are more than $1,010 per month. At that point, his income would fall to $1,257 per month.

Future Monthly Income Under Current Policy
Earnings $1,257
SSDI Benefit $0
Total monthly income $1,257



to see how a BOND benefit offset helps Carlos earn more and still keep some of his SSDI benefits.