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Returning to work after receiving disability benefits

Social Security Disability benefits are meant to provide income for people who are not able to earn a living due to injury, illness or other condition. However, many people who receive the benefits eventually find they wish to return to work.

What type of documentation do I need to provide?

Before the Social Security Administration will let you collect any disability benefits, it needs to know the nature of your impairment, and how it prevents you from working. It should come as no surprise when we tell you the SSA won't just take your word for it. The SSA wants medical evidence.

If you are struggling with fibromyalgia, are you disabled?

It is incredibly difficult when a person is struggling with a condition that is not physically apparent. Invisible illnesses can be extremely painful and debilitating, even affecting a person's ability to work. One of these conditions is fibromyalgia, and if you have this type of illness, you may no longer be able to meet the terms of your employment. 

Mental health issues increasing for younger Americans

Social Security Disability Insurance provides benefits for qualifying people who can no longer work because of disabling mental conditions. Under some circumstances, disabling conditions can include severe cases of depression, anxiety and other relatively common mental health issues. However, it's important to note that a worker must have earned enough work credits to qualify for the program.

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