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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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 I Try to Work While Getting Social Security Disability Benefits?

If you are receiving Social Security Disability income and you are considering trying to work, it is important to understand fully the implication that this decision could have on your continued ability to receive benefits.

A Los Angeles disability benefits attorney can provide assistance in understanding the rules for working while on benefits and can help you to protect the important benefits that you are receiving. 

Should You Work While Receiving Disability Benefits?

Trying to work while you are receiving disability benefits can be risky because earning income and having a job could potentially result in your benefits being reduced or suspended.  If you discover that working is too difficult for you, you'd need to take steps to restart your benefits if this occurs.

However, while there is a risk to trying to work, there are programs in place that are designed to help you try to re-enter the workforce without putting your continued access to benefits in jeopardy.

For example, if you are receiving Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) benefits, there is a Ticket to Work program that ensures you don't lose access to benefits right away and to ensure that you can get expedited reinstatement of benefits if working doesn't end up being something that you are able to sustain over the long-term.

Understanding the rules for benefits is important if you are counting on benefits to provide you with income, especially given the challenges involved in the Social Security Disability application process. Be sure to talk with your Los Angeles Social Security disability benefits attorney to avoid jeopardizing the Social Security income you depend upon.

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