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Returning to Work After a Disability

According to the Social Security Administration (SSA), millions of blind and disabled Americans receive disability benefits, Supplemental Security Income (SSI), or both.

Many of these same individuals also receive Medicare or Medicaid to help cover their medical bills.

Even though people receive SSDI or SSI benefits, it doesn’t mean they don’t want to return to work. In many cases, it’s quite the contrary.

After an individual has had to stay at home for a year or longer while they cope with their disability, they’re usually eager to recover, to get outside, get moving, and start living their lives to the fullest.

Even if someone’s been on disability for some time, they often can’t wait to do the things they used to do, such as work out, take a stroll around the neighborhood, and return to work where they can be productive and socialize with people again.

However, when these individuals consider returning to work, sometimes they worry about whether they’re actually ready to return to the workforce.

They may be afraid that they’ll go back to work, realize it’s too much and then have to go back on disability. They may also fear that they’ll have to start the application process all over again.

We have good news! The SSA understands that transitioning back to work can be difficult for disabled individuals and that sometimes they need to take their time or they need to test the waters to see if they are truly ready to return to work. So, they’ve found ways to be of help.

Transitioning Back to Work

The SSA helps people go back to work when they are ready. The SSA accomplishes this by providing work incentives through the Ticket to Work program that allow workers to still receive some cash benefits as well as their Medicaid and Medicare while they make the transition back to work.

If you are between the ages of 18 and 64 and you receive disability benefits, you will qualify for the Ticket to Work program.

People use the Ticket to Work program so they can receive the support they need to go back to work and resume earning money. The goal of this program is to make it easier for people to regain their financial independence.

What if I change my mind?

Let’s say you return to work and soon realize that it’s just too much, you’re not ready yet. If you discover that you’re not capable of working yet, it’s easy for you to start receiving disability benefits again.

Looking for a Dallas SSDI attorney? Contact The Zendeh Del Law Firm, LLC today!