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SSA TTW Table of Annual Timely Progress Requirements

12-Month Review Period Work Requirement High School Diploma or GED Degree or Certification Technical, Trade, or Vocational Program
1st* ........... 3 out of 12 months with Trial work period level earnings. Obtained high school Diploma or GED certificate. Completed 60 percent of full time course load for 1 year. Completed 60 percent of full time course load for 1 year.
2nd ........... 6 out of 12 months with Trial work period level earnings. Completed 75 percent of full time course load for 1 year. Completed 75 percent of full time course load for 1 year.
3rd ............ 9 out of 12 months with Substantial Gainful Activity level earnings. Completed a 2-year program or, for a 4 year program, completed an additional academic year of full time study. Completed the program.
4th ............ 9 out of 12 months with Substantial Gainful Activity level earnings. Completed an additional academic year of full time study.
5th ............ 6 out of 12 months at Level precluding Social Security and Federal SSI cash benefits. Completed an additional academic year of full time study or completed 4-year degree program.
6th ............ Work criteria are same for 5th and subsequent 12-month periods. Completed 4-year degree program.