If a claimant indicates that he/she has worked after the date that his/her illnesses,
injuries, or conditions first caused a reduction in his/her ability to work the FO
has the following responsibilities:
Develop and document on the SSA-820 or SSA-821, information on the nature and duration
of the work performed after that date, and the reasons for its termination or reduction
Unsuccessful Work Attempt (UWA) - DI 11010.145 and Completing the Paper Form SSA-3367–F5 (Disability Report - Field Office) DI 11005.045B.1. Give special attention to determining the beginning and ending dates of intermittent
periods of work.
Prepare a determination as to whether the work done after the earliest possible onset
was Substantial Gainful Activity (SGA). If the work was SGA, make a recommendation
to the DDS (on an SSA-823 Report of SGA Determination) as to whether or not the period
of work may be considered an Unsuccessful Work Attempt (UWA). The FO has final responsibility
for a determination of a UWA only in Continuing Disability Review (CDR) cases in which
no medical issue exists.