Gainful Employment

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Gainful Employment

A job that allows self-sufficiency. There is no hard-and-fast definition of what constitutes gainful employment. For example, pizza delivery may pay the bills for one person but only serve as a cash generator for another. Gainful employment usually (but not always) implies work in a white collar or skilled blue collar position. Debt level, family commitments and other monthly bills affect the extent to which one is gainfully employed.
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One of his doctors concluded that he had not improved enough to go back to work and was "not capable of gainful occupation."
"They began spending time in farming, cattle rearing and other gainful occupation," Nani Bai said.
In comparison, Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) only considers a person to be disabled when he is unable to perform the duties of any gainful occupation. Furthermore, the person must be expected to remain disabled for at least 12 months.
The idea is to give them a meaningful and gainful occupation," said Al Areefi.
Some policies will consider a claimant disabled if he or she is unable to work in any gainful occupation, while some will define disability as being unable to perform the material duties of the claimant's regular occupation or specialty.
"It is the established policy of the Department of Veterans Affairs that all veterans who are unable to secure and follow a substantially gainful occupation by reason of service-connected disabilities shall be rated totally disabled.
The construction of marine craft is a throwback to Ajman's dhow-building activity of days long gone when it fetched gainful occupation for its inhabitants in an environment marked by a lack of sophisticated industries.
The rating board noted the veteran was unable to secure a substantial and gainful occupation for various reasons, including his age.
* The "qualified for" definition of disability is defined as "the total and continuous inability of the employee to engage in any and every gainful occupation for which he or she is qualified or shall reasonably become qualified by reason of training, education, or experience." This definition is more liberal than the Social Security definition since it does not require the disabled employee to be incapable of any gainful employment, only employment for which the employee is qualified.
The policy stated, "Total disability means that due to injury or sickness, you: (1) Are unable to perform the substantial and material duties of your occupation' (2) Are not performing the duties of any gainful occupation for which you are reasonably fitted by education, training, or experience ..."
Her most urgent desire is to be employed in a gainful occupation (if possible as nursery teacher) and to attend a college.

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