An IRWE is a Work Incentive available to persons receiving Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) and/or Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits. When deciding if the person is engaging in Substantial Gainful Activity (SGA), Social Security deducts the cost of impairment-related items and services a person needs to work, such as attendant care services, medical devices, accessible transportation, etc. It does not matter if the person also needs the same items for normal daily activities, as long as the item(s) are also needed for work.
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