Should I Try To Work?
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Should You Still Work When Seeking SSDI Or SSI?

When it comes to Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) and Supplemental Security Insurance (SSI) claims, it is impossible to give one piece of advice that is right for everyone. What is right for you depends on your situation, and the only way that you can be sure you are making the right decision is to talk about it with an experienced and knowledgeable attorney who is familiar with the law and can apply it to your facts and circumstances.

At Chermol & Fishman, LLC, we encourage clients to talk with our team about their cases. We can provide solid advice about whether you should work, and we can handle your claim in a way that is most likely to yield positive results. We help clients in the greater Philadelphia metropolitan area and eastern and south-central Pennsylvania. We can also help people nationwide, with additional offices in New Jersey, Texas, Florida, Kentucky and Illinois, and we are prepared to help you.

Most Of The Time, It Is Much Better To Work Than To Apply For Disability

A job is often easier to get than SSDI or SSI benefits, and it typically pays more too. If you can go to work, having a job is the most effective way to put food on your table and keep a roof over your head.

However, if you get a job and find that you cannot keep up or do the job effectively and that working makes your physical disorder or mental disorder much more unmanageable, a job might not work out.

A poet once said that “It’s better to have tried and failed than to live life wondering what would’ve happened.” We believe this is true when it comes to employment. You may not be able to work successfully. If this happens, at least you will know that you gave it your best effort.

When the Social Security Administration asks about your ability to work, you will have a clear answer: You can tell them that you can’t work. You can tell them that you know this for a fact because you tried to work, and you can tell them exactly what tasks you can and cannot do based upon your experience from having tried to work in spite of your condition, illness or injury.

To help you secure the benefits you need, we are prepared to do what it takes to bolster your claim in any way possible, including cross-examining SSA vocational experts in an effort to prove that you are unable to work.

Begin Seeking The Guidance You Need

If you are a person who has been out of work or who is expected to remain out of work for at least one year, you may be entitled to disability benefits through either the Social Security Disability Insurance or the SSI program. We encourage you to contact Chermol & Fishman, LLC, for a free and confidential consultation. Call 215-795-4448 or contact us online