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Ticket to Work: Training & Career Counseling for People with Disabilities

Ticket to Work is an innovative employment program specifically created to help people with disabilities minimize or stop their dependence on benefit payments. This Social Security Administration (SSA) program provides training, career planning/counseling, job search support, rehabilitation services, and other crucial services to assist individuals with disabilities to resume work or find new employment opportunities. Read More

Impairment-Related Work Expenses in the Spotlight

Impairment-related work expenses (IRWE) are out-of-pocket costs that workers with disabilities incur due to spending money on products and services they need to perform their work duties effectively. Some examples of IRWE include essential medical services and devices, transportation costs, and expenses associated with the acquisition and care of service animals. The Social Security Administration Read More

SSDI: What Happens After the Trial Work Period?

Once a disability benefits recipient completes the nine-month trial work period, the Social Security Administration (SSA) evaluates the recipient’s earnings record to determine if he or she managed to sustain a Substantial Gainful Activity (SGA) in that period. In other words, the SSA determines whether the recipient made a gainful living during the trial work Read More

Will Workers’ Compensation Impact Your Disability Claim?

Collecting Workers’ Compensation doesn’t make disabled workers ineligible for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI), nor does it hurt their chances of having their disability claim approved. The only way receiving Workers’ compensation impacts SSDI is that the full income workers collect from the two entities cannot exceed 80% of their previous income. The Offset Regulation A Read More

How Long Can I Be Off Work and Still Collect Disability?

If an individual is currently unable to work and disabled, he or she may be able to receive disability benefits while out of work. Disability benefits received from the Social Security Administration (SSA) can help cover the many expenses associated with a disability, including medical bills and other daily costs. Depending on the applicant’s situation, Read More

Can I Go Back to Work While Collecting Benefits?

Individuals who collect SSDI benefits can continue to collect these benefits even after they have returned to work. While SSDI benefits can provide long-term income to help disabled workers recover, the benefits are not guaranteed to be permanent and the individual may need to return following a review of their disability status. Because of this, Read More

Many Denied Social Security Disability Don’t Return to Work

A study conducted by the Office of the Inspector General found that only 27 percent of people who were denied Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI or “disability benefits”) returned to work. The study was conducted pursuant to a regular audit of the disability benefits program to assess its effectiveness and control of wasteful spending. (Article Read More

What Is Ahead For Government Workers Facing Social Security Cuts?

More than 2 million former government workers face significant cuts in their Social Security because they had a government job that included a pension. The decreased payouts are the result of the Government Pension Offset (GPO) and the Windfall Elimination Provision (WEP), two statutes that prevent retirees from receiving payments from both social security and Read More

Working and Receiving Social Security Disability Benefits

As with any government benefit program, there are many myths surrounding social security disability insurance. One of the most common misconceptions is that recipients of disability benefits are not allowed to work. While a high-paying full-time position is out of the question for a disability benefit recipient, working part-time might still be an option. SSDI Read More

How do you fill out the work history on your SSD application?

A Social Security lawyer can assist applicants People seeking Social Security Disability benefits must provide both medical and employment information in their applications. Many people in Illinois may view submitting work history and related information as a secondary concern. However, as any Social Security lawyer can confirm, this information may determine the outcome of a Read More