Failed Work Attempts After Disability Claim

It is common for claimants waiting for their case to be heard at the hearing level to try to return to work.  This is because, in most instances, claimants have no income and are struggling to survive.

A return to work for a period of less than 3 months will not be counted against a Social Security Disability claimant.  In fact, attempting to return to work demonstrates to the Law Judge that you have made every effort to try to get back to work but are simply unable to do so.  It actually strengthens your claim.

If your return to work lasts longer than 3 months, it can have an impact to your entitlement to benefits during that time frame.

If you have a pending Social Security Disability claim or thinking about filing an application and have questions regarding your chances of success, feel free to contact our office.