A claimant initially filing for title II benefits who is working may benefit by a
deduction of IRWE from earnings in a determination of SGA.
When reported earnings are already below the SGA level, no development of IRWE is
When reported earnings are at or above the SGA level, determine first whether the
deduction of alleged IRWE would reduce earnings below the SGA level.
If alleged IRWE do not reduce earnings below the SGA level, no further development
If alleged IRWE do reduce earnings below the SGA level, verify and document according
to DI 10520.020 and DI 10520.025.