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Returning to Work After a Disability

When someone is approved for Social Security Disability benefits, it means that they have such a severe medical condition that they cannot engage in any meaningful work. This means the disabled individual can’t even adjust to “lighter” duties, or another type of work.

Considering the nature and severity of such a disability, it’s understandable why individuals receiving disability benefits can be nervous about returning to work. When people are in this situation, they will have several questions, such as:

  • If I go back to work, will I be physically capable of returning permanently?
  • Will my condition get worse or relapse?
  • If I need them, can I get my disability benefits back?
  • Can I test the waters to see if I am capable of working again?

These are all valid questions and if you are concerned about your fitness to return to work, fortunately the Social Security Administration (SSA) is sensitive to your delicate situtation and is more than willing to support you each step of the way, whether or not you end up being able to return to work permanently.

What is the Ticket to Work program?

When people receive SSDI benefits, eventually, many of them are able to go back to work. When your medical condition improves and you are eager to increase your monthly income and go back to work, you don’t have to worry about losing valuable healthcare and disability benefits.

How is this possible? The Social Security Administration developed the Ticket to Work program, which offers incentives to individuals to help them ease back into the workforce.

The Ticket to Work program may be right for you if:

  • Your medical condition has improved somewhat,
  • You are ready to start earning more money,
  • You want to receive benefits again if you discover that you are not able to go back to work, and
  • You want to try going back to work, but aren’t sure if your disability will allow it.

The good news is that the Ticket to Work program works with you and your situation, not against you. If you try going back to work and realize that you’re simply not ready yet, then the Ticket to Work program will put you on the “fast track” to your disability benefits.

Through the Ticket to Work program, the SSA has employees on hand to connect you to various resources and services to help you develop a solid work plan.

If you’re looking for a Dallas Social Security Disability attorney, contact The Zendeh Del Law Firm, PLLC for the professional guidance and support you need!