SGA Model Demonstration

The Substantial Gainful Activity (SGA) Project is aimed at assisting State Vocational Rehabilitation Agencies to increase the number of non-blind SSDI beneficiaries earning above the SGA monthly income level.

Innovations from the SGA Project

The SGA project implemented four innovations that changed the vocational rehabilitation job placement process: financial planning, job placement, coordinated team approach, and rapid engagement. Read more about each of these areas by clicking through the sections below.

Lived Experiences

Click here to view individuals talk about how they successfully returned to work.                                   

Coordinated Team Approach

Click here to read about how working with a team of professionals with a variety of expertise can improve the VR experience and outcomes for clients.

Financial Planning

Learn more about the array of financial services, education, and planning that can help VR clients.

Job Placement

Learn more about the enhanced job placement services provided to job-seekers. 

Terms & Definitions

While exploring the SGA resources, there may be terminology that is confusing or unfamiliar. This glossary provides definitions for some of the most common terms that are used by our VR professionals. Looking for a definition that isn't here? We can add it! Contact katie.allen@umb.edu to let us know the term you're looking for.