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The substantial gainful activity (SGA) amount for 2010 is $1,000 per month. You can see the SGA amounts since 1975 here.

The SGA determination is step 1 of Social Security's 5-step sequential evaluation. For Social Security disability or SSI, you must have (or expect to have) a 12-month period during which you do not have earnings at the SGA level.

If you are an employee earning more than $1,000 per month, you are probably not eligible for Social Security disability benefits. See 20 C.F.R. 404.1574. I say probably not, because other factors are considered, including IRWEs and UWAs

If you are self-employed, the test for SGA is a more complicated. See 20 C.F.R. 404.1575.