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Past Relevant Work (PRW)

Definition - What does Past Relevant Work (PRW) mean?

Past relevant work (PRW) refers to any type of work done by an individual in exchange for wages or other compensation in the past 15 years. In order to determine whether a claimant is eligible for disability benefits, the U.S. Social Security Administration (SSA) requires that the claimant submit their past relevant work history.

Justipedia explains Past Relevant Work (PRW)

The U.S. Social Security Administration (SSA) only provides Social Security disability benefits to claimants who are unable to perform both the work that they did in the past and other types of jobs. To assess whether a claimant is able to perform the work they did in the past or any other type of work, the SSA requires that the claimant submit their past relevant work experience. Any type of work done by an individual in the past 15 years, for three months or more at a full-time capacity, for which they received compensation is considered to be relevant work by the SSA.

This definition was written in the context of Social Security

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