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Social Security Disability Attorney In Los Angeles


This is NOT legal advice. This blog provides general information about Social Security Disability cases. To discuss your particular

circumstances and claim, please contact a lawyer in your area. Please feel free to contact Disability Advocates Group at (800) 935-3170

or online if you have any questions regarding your Social Security Disability claim.


Can You Get Disability and Unemployment Benefits?

When you cannot work because of a disability, it is important to determine how to maximize the benefits that are available to you. When you are trying to figure out how to get as much income as possible, you may wonder whether you can get both disability benefits and unemployment benefits at the same time.

The law can be tricky regarding different ways to maximize your benefits when you are disabled so you should strongly consider reaching out to a Los Angeles disability benefits lawyer to help you understand the types of income you can receive. An attorney can help you determine if you may be able to get both disability benefits and unemployment benefits.

Obtaining Disability Benefits and Unemployment Benefits

Technically, there are no express prohibitions in the law that would stop you from obtaining both disability benefits and unemployment benefits at the same time.

However, these different benefits programs are intended for different purposes. Unemployment benefits are supposed to provide income while you are out of work and looking for a job, while disability benefits are supposed to be available to you if you are too disabled to work at any job for which you are qualified.

You could, however, obtain unemployment benefits and disability income if you are too disabled to work at any job for which you are qualified but you are still actively searching for some type of job that you could do despite your disability.

A Los Angeles disability benefits lawyer can help you to determine if it is possible for you to obtain both disability and unemployment benefits given the specific circumstances of your situation. Contact an attorney for help as soon as possible to try to maximize the benefits you receive when you are disabled. 

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What’s the Difference Between Social Security Disability and Workers’ Comp Disability?

Becoming too disabled to work can be a frightening experience as you try to figure out how to ensure you have the income you need to support yourself. The good news is, there are options out there to receive disability income. However, navigating all your different options can be difficult.

A Los Angeles disability benefits lawyer can help you to determine which benefits programs you are most likely to qualify for to provide you with monthly income when you cannot work. For example, two of your options include Social Security Disability and workers' compensation disability. 

Workers' Compensation Disability vs. Social Security Disability

Workers' compensation and Social Security both provide disability income but work differently. 

Workers' comp benefits are available for long-term and short-term disability, but only if the disability is directly caused by performance of work tasks. Partial disability benefits are also available if your disabling condition still allows you to work but for less compensation than you were receiving before becoming disabled. 

Social Security Disability, on the other hand is available only if you have a long-term disabling condition lasting twelve months or longer. Benefits are not available for any short-term conditions and you must be totally unable to work at any job for which you would be qualified. 

There are other important differences too, including in qualifying requirements and in the amount you receive in monthly income. If you are not certain which disability benefits program is the right one for you, or if you want help applying for disability income, contact a Los Angeles disability benefits lawyer today. 

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Should You Try Working While on Social Security Disability?

If you receiving Social Security Disability benefits, you likely qualified for these benefits because you have a very serious medical condition that makes it difficult or impossible to work. 

While these benefits can provide you with monthly income that you need if you are disabled, you may become tired of not having a job and of having limited income come in. If you do, you may decide you want to try to branch out and find some type of work you can do. 

Trying to work while on disability benefits can sometimes make sense, but you could also jeopardize your benefits if you get a job and start earning income. Before you decide to attempt to return to the workforce, you should reach out to a Los Angeles disability benefits lawyer for help. 

Should You Try to Work While Receiving Disability Benefits?

Whether you should attempt to work while receiving disability income will vary based on many factors, but one of the most important is whether you are receiving Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) or Supplemental Security Income (SSI). 

The rules for working while receiving Social Security Disability Insurance are different than rules for working while receiving SSI, and you may have more opportunity to try to return to work while getting SSDI benefits than SSI income.  There is, in fact, a lengthy trial work period that you can take advantage of when on SSDI without putting the future of your benefits at risk.

A Los Angeles disability benefits lawyer will help you to understand when working could jeopardize your benefits and what your options are to attempt to return to the workforce, so contact an attorney before getting a job.

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