Five Fast Facts on SSDI: Ready to Return to Work?
In May, Allsup is posting a blog series on Disability Insurance Awareness Month, a time when disability and insurance organizations join forces to raise awareness about the importance of protecting your income after a work-disrupting health issue. This series will take you through Five Fast Facts on SSDI that will help you incorporate these benefits into your overall financial protection plan.
Fast Fact No. 5: If you’ve been out of the workforce due to a disabling condition, but are beginning to medically recover, congratulations! You’re on the road to returning to the workforce and reclaiming your financial independence.
Returning to work has many benefits, including meeting new people, rekindling old friendships, increasing your earnings, providing vital security for the future, and rediscovering purpose and direction in life.
The fact is, your financial future will be more secure if you are able to return to work, including while you receive SSDI benefits. The good news is that the SSDI program provides support so that you can try to return to work with a safety net in place.
Allsup and Allsup Employment Services (AES) know that people with disabilities want to go back to work. When we ask, 52 percent of applicants through the online tool (empower by Allsup®) indicate they do want to return to work someday.
Unfortunately, barriers can get in the way of rejoining the workforce. The road back to employment can be a scary one, and many SSDI recipients are afraid of losing the benefits they currently need to survive.
Through our dual-purpose approach, we can help you learn about the programs and assistance available at the very start of your disability application process, you can begin to map out a plan to increase your earnings, and find your career within reach.
If you have already been awarded SSDI, you could immediately benefit from Social Security’s Ticket to Work program. Benefits include free assistance from an Employment Network, protection from a continuing disability review (CDR) of your claim, and other support.
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