One of the qualifications for receiving Social Security Disability (SSD) benefits is that your condition must last longer than a year. Just because you’ve been sick or injured through a full calendar doesn’t mean you can never return to work.
Many SSD recipients fear that if they return to work, they will lose their benefits. The team of attorneys at Fleschner, Stark, Tanoos & Newlin are here to tell you that simply isn’t the case.
Working while getting SSD benefits can actually be quite simple and we can give you the details you need about getting back into the workforce after you recover from a disabling condition.
The Social Security Administration provides several programs, such as Ticket To Work, that aim to provide training and education for disabled Americans looking to rejoin the workforce. Furthermore, SSD recipients can continue to receive their benefits for up to nine months after returning to work. This allows the worker to make sure they are fully capable of performing their duties.
After the nine month period, disabled workers can still receive their benefits for another three years during months where their earnings aren’t considered “substantial.”
Even if you’re earnings are “substantial,” you still have five years to ask for a reinstatement of your benefits if you’re unable to continue performing your job duties due to your disability.
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The financial burden that often comes with a serious injury can be too much for many people to bear. Unexpected medical debt, damaged personal property, and the sudden loss of income can impact the budgets of most families. The good news is that a successful injury claim could help reduce that financial strain after a serious accident. Get in touch with a Terre Haute personal injury lawyer with Fleschner, Stark, Tanoos & Newlin to learn more.
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