Preparing to return to work when you are receiving SSD

On Behalf of | Jan 22, 2020 | Social Security Disability

Finding out that you are eligible to begin receiving social security disability benefits can provide you with relief and hope as you begin to process what it is like to live with your newfound limitations. The reassurance of having a supplemental income while you await the possibility of returning to work in Philadelphia may be just the motivational boost you need to put your focus on your recovery and healing.

As you notice improvements in your health, your desire to return to work may become stronger. Contrary to what you may have heard from others, just because you are receiving social security disability benefits does not mean that you are permanently barred from returning to work. Reentering the job field does also not necessarily mean that your benefits will immediately cease. Understanding the correlation between your decision and ability to return to work and the continuation of your SSD benefits may allow you to make a confident decision about how to go forward with your future.

According to the Social Security Administration, one thing you should be aware of is that you are required to disclose any changes to your condition, as well as whether or not you intend to return to work. If you have begun working again, have stopped working or are working with temporary assistance or additional resources due to your condition, the Social Security Administration should be informed immediately.

If your disability is found to still be causing you enough issues that you cannot resume working to the capacity that you originally were before your disability, chances are you will still qualify for assistance. In some situations, you are granted a trial period in which you can continue to receive benefits while working to verify that you are adequately able to maintain your job responsibilities before all benefits are suspended.  For more information, if you are preparing to file an application for SSD benefits, visit our web page.

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