Should You Return To Work If You’re Receiving SSDI Benefits?

Working is not only a source of income but is also a point of pride for many individuals. But if you have recently become disabled, you might be completely incapable of working. As a result, you are entitled to SSDI benefits. However, if you have become injured, you might wonder if you have recovered enough to return to work. Fortunately, the SSA has a Ticket to Work program that you will be able to take advantage of.

Return to Work Temporarily

Even while you are collecting benefits, you are allowed to return to work on a temporary basis. This allows you to determine whether it is realistic for you to be able to work. However, there are several other advantages to participating in the program.

Receive Benefits as a Job Seeker

You will be provided with job training, vocational rehabilitation, and a job referral. You might also receive various other forms of employment support. However, to avoid losing your benefits, it's important to consult with a Social Security Disability attorney to learn about the requirements you will need to meet when keeping the SSA informed.

Ask an Attorney About Your Rights

Your attorney will also go over the upsides and downsides of returning to work. Generally, returning to work is beneficial because you will earn more money and build on your work experience. However, you might also risk exacerbating your injuries.

Keep Going to the Doctor

It's important to continue to see your doctor and to work on getting better. You might feel like your condition is hopeless, but it's important to not give up. You will also need evidence to prove that you are injured. 

Notify the SSA

You must notify the SSA if there is a change in your circumstances as well. They must know whether you are still disabled, whether you have returned to work, whether you have moved, gotten a new job, and whether you have lost custody of your child.

If you stop receiving your benefits, make sure to take action quickly. You have the right to appeal any decision involving your SSDI claim. However, if you do not take action quickly, you will lose your right and you will then have to start the process from the beginning.

The SSA issues case status reviews to confirm that you are still eligible for benefits. These are routine and you will continue to receive benefits as long as you go through the process. For more information, contact a Social Security Disability attorney near you.