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.

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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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Do Employers Have to Accommodate Disabled Workers?

When you are disabled and not able to work, you should apply for benefits from the Social Security Administration. A Los Angeles disability benefits lawyer can provide you with assistance in pursuing a claim for benefits so you can have income you need even if your condition prevents you from having a job. 

In some cases, people who are disabled want to try working despite their condition. If this occurs, employers have to make reasonable accommodations. 

An Employer's Obligation to Accommodate Disabled Workers

Whether you are currently employed or you are applying for jobs with a disability, the Americans With Disabilities Act provides you with protection from discrimination. Employers cannot refuse to hire you, cannot refuse to promote you, and cannot fire you as a result of your disability. 

Employers are also required by the Americans With Disabilities Act to make accommodations that are reasonable in order to enable to you to do a job you are otherwise qualified to do. For example, if you have a medical condition that makes it hard for you to stand up, an employer could accommodate you by providing a seat at a position you might otherwise be required to stand to do. As long as the accommodation didn't present an undo burden, an employer would be required to make it. 

Laws protecting disabled workers can make it easier for you to find work or keep your job-- but it can still be difficult to stay employed if you have a serious medical condition. If your ailments prevent you from working because of their severity, you should reach out to Los Angeles Social Security disability benefits attorneys to get help pursuing a claim for disability income.

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