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Too Disabled to Fight
If you have worked for a long time at a company and you can no longer work there due to your disability, you may be entitled to receive Social Security disability benefits.
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Too Disabled to Fight
8 Dec 2017 | William J. Kropach | Social Security Disability

Discrimination in employment against workers with disabilities is very common. But these employees often feel too weak or disqualified to fight for their rights. This is the time to hire an experienced Encino Social Security disability benefits attorney. If you have worked for a long time at a company and you can no longer work there due to your disability, you may be entitled to receive Social Security disability benefits. Physical and mental disabilities make it impossible for many disabled workers to complete their daily tasks. Although every case is different, there are some aspects the Social Security Administration will consider when analyzing your claim. This is why it is important you hire an experienced attorney to investigate the circumstances leading to your disability.

Some conditions that qualify for disability benefits

  • Cancer
  • HIV positive
  • Breathing problems
  • Chronic heart disease
  • Mental disorders
  • Obesity
  • Blindness or deafness
  • Other serious conditions

The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) covers workers with disabilities and those perceived with disabilities. Whether you are struggling with a mental or physical disability, you are entitled to receive multiple benefits so that you can focus on recovery.

Some disabled workers may also be protected from discrimination but only if they meet all the qualifications for the job. In other words, employers don’t have to hire interviewees with disabilities. However, if the potential employee meets the requirements in spite of his or her limitations, employers can employ the disabled individual and provide reasonable accommodations.

How do you know if you are covered?

The most important requirement is being an employee rather than an independent contractor or volunteer. Also, your injury must be caused by work-related issues. Some workers may not be covered by worker’s compensation. This is why it is important you consult your attorney before filing your claim.

Can you work and receive these benefits?

You can work while receiving Social Security disability benefits. However, you can only earn $1,170 or less a month and $1,950 for blind workers. If you make more than this amount you will not qualify and the SSA may believe you are able to earn a living. But you can always work for some time in order to test if you are ready to go back to work.

We can help you with your claim

The Law Offices of Kropach have successfully represented many disabled workers in Encino and nearby cities. Our Encino Social Security disability benefits attorneys know what it takes to win your case and will do everything they can to make the whole process easier for you so you can focus on recovery.

Remember Social Security is something you pay for many years, therefore, you are entitled to receive help from the system as long as your circumstances qualify. Yet it is difficult to obtain these benefits on your own without adequate legal representation.

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