If you have become disabled and are no longer able to work at your current occupation, it is important to know if job retraining will hurt your chances of receiving Social Security disability (SSDI) benefits.
At Morgan & Weisbrod, LLP, our Social Security Disability attorneys advise clients to participate in job retraining programs if they are able to do so. In many cases, the approval or denial of your Social Security disability benefits comes down to the issue of whether or not you could perform some different kind of work than the jobs you had in the past.
Participating in a job retraining program through the Department of Assistive and Rehabilitative Services (DARS) may help establish that you are unable to perform any type of regular job. DARS may also pay for examinations and testing to help determine what kind of retraining would be suitable for you. This is valuable documentation that can help your SSDI application or appeal.
If you participate in a rehabilitation and job retraining program and you find out you are able to work, you will most likely make more money through employment than you would collect in Social Security disability benefits. In these cases, our disability benefits attorneys may still pursue payment of benefits for the time during which you were unable to work. Your chances of receiving these benefits may be enhanced because, in most cases, we will be asking for benefits for a year or two and not for the rest of your life.
If you have questions about receiving Social Security disability, please start a free live chat with us today.
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From offices in Dallas/Fort Worth and Houston, the Social Security Disability Claims attorneys of Morgan & Weisbrod, LLP help disabled people throughout Texas receive the disability benefits they deserve. Cities we serve include Tyler, Longview, Austin, El Paso, Lubbock, San Antonio, Waco, Amarillo, Bryan, College Station, Angleton, Galveston, Sugar Land, Beaumont, Arlington, Irving, Denton, McKinney, Plano, Carrollton, Amarillo, Corpus Christi, Brownsville, and Abilene.
by Paul B. Burkhalter Managing Partner of Morgan & Weisbrod, Board Certified in Social Security Disability Law.