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.