Sigman Janssen Legal Blog

Social Security

January 28, 2014

Did you know that you can obtain Social Security Disability or SSI benefits even if you are now back at work? Oftentimes people are out of work for a period of a year or more but then recover and go back to work without knowing that they can apply for disability benefits.  However, the Social Security Administrations rules are that if you are disabled according to their guidelines for a period of at least twelve (12) months you can be eligible for benefits, it is called a Closed Period of Disability.  Attorney Ana Burkham has represented many claimants who have worked hard for their benefits all their lives and then found themselves with a significant illness or injury and needed the financial benefits from Social Security Disability to get through a closed period of disability. You need to be proactive though and file as soon as you think you may be disabled for a year or more, because you can only go back a year from the date of application  for SSDI benefits and for SSI benefits you are only eligible the month after you apply.


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