Social Security disability may help people return to work

Upon finding out from a doctor that one can no longer perform his or her favorite job, a person can easily feel lost. He or she may feel frustrated that a mental problem or medical illness is keeping him or her from being able to care for a spouse or children. However, even though this individual will no longer be getting a check from an employer, Social Security disability benefits in Wisconsin can still help that person make ends meet. However, even when recipients are no longer eligible for benefits, some may still be able to return to work to earn a living.

According to research, a fifth of recipients who ended up losing their eligibility for benefits returned to the workforce and earned so much money that they would have no longer qualified for benefits had they still been on Social Security disability. Those who received disability benefits for more than two years appeared to have the greatest chances of going back to work. Individuals who immediately received benefits after filing claims also appeared to have the highest return-to-work rates. Researchers said disability insurance seemed to have improved their ability to work.

Meanwhile, those who had to appeal rejected claims before getting benefits had lower return-to-work rates. This also was true for those who had received benefits for less than a year. Research shows that disability benefits seem to especially help individuals with medical issues as well as those with mental health or drug problems to claim jobs again.

Disability insurance serves a vital role in helping people to make ends meet when they truly cannot earn a living on their own due to health problems. This is why getting a Social Security disability claim denied can be devastating. A person in this situation in Wisconsin indeed has the right to pursue the benefits to which they are entitled.

Source:, Disability benefits may help some return to work, Allison Bell, Jan. 27, 2014


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