Receiving news that your injury will prevent you from returning to your job in Ohio can be disheartening. Even more frustrating is if recovering from your injury will require continuous medical treatment and therapy that could prevent you from working for the foreseeable future. At Cutter Hall Karlock LLC, we know that receiving financial help when you are unable to work is critical. 

Fortunately, when you are injured, you may have a few different options to consider for supplementary income while you are disabled and not working. One option is to file a claim under your employer’s workers’ compensation program if they have one. Another option is to rely on the help and support of your family and friends. You can also file an application to begin receiving social security disability benefits. This process, while beneficial if you are approved, can be time-consuming and frustrating if you do not pay attention to filling out the application correctly. 

Many people believe that once you are able to return to work, your SSD benefits are immediately terminated. While this may happen, how they decide whether or not you are eligible to continue receiving benefits is entirely up to your situation. Notifying them of your return to work is important though regardless of whether or not you think they will need that information. According to The Motley Fool, two specific circumstances where your return to work may not affect your eligibility include if you are granted an extension on your ability to receive benefits. Another circumstance is if your employer requests that you return to work for a trial period to decide whether or not you will return to your previously held position and whether or not modifications will need to be made. 

When you are aware of what affects your eligibility for SSD and how that applies to your return to work, you can utilize your benefits for as long as possible. For more information, if you have received a personal injury, visit our web page.