When a person files for Social Security Disability (SSDI), they will need to meet a minimum requirement for for their past earnings. Past earnings are calculated on a quarterly basis. A person meets Quarterly Coverage (QC) when they have earned the required level of wages or earning.
The minimum requirement can change each year. Here is a list of the last few years required levels:
- 2010: $1,120
- 2011: $1,120
- 2012: $1,130
- 2013: $1,160
- 2014: $1,200
- 2015: $1,220
- 2016: $1,260
Always calculate your Quarterly Coverage prior to filing for Social Security Benefits. This will help prevent a denial that could have been avoided.
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