Should I Try to Work After Filing My SSD Claim?

When applying for Social Security Disability (SSD) benefits, many wonder if they should continue working. This depends on the specifics of an individual case.

When applying for Social Security Disability (SSD) benefits, many wonder if they should continue working. This depends on the specifics of an individual case.

Representation from an Oregon Social Security Disability Lawyer

When applying for Social Security Disability (SSD) benefits, many individuals wonder if they should attempt to continue working. This is a question that must be answered on a case-by-case basis, as each individual, disability and situation is different.

Portland SSD Attorney Richard A. Sly has over 30 years of experience handling Social Security Disability benefits cases for clients in Portland and across Southwest Washington. We are able to help clients apply for disability benefits and determine if they should be working while we are waiting on initial application decisions or an appeal. In many cases, it is left up to your doctor to determine if you should be working or not.

The bottom line is: do not compromise your health and safety by working. If you believe you can go to work, and feel up to it, then go to work. If you physically or mentally cannot, then do not attempt it.

“Should I try to work?” Let us discuss it with you during an initial consultation at our office.

Back Injuries

One of the most common types of injuries or disabilities that get in the way of work all fall under the category of back injuries. Degenerative disc disease, herniated disc, torn disc, spinal cord and nerve injuries that stem from the back all leave sufferers in extreme pain and unable to perform certain types of tasks. Some back injuries may leave someone unable to stand for an extended period of time; others may not be able to sit for long.

Contact Us

To discuss if you should attempt to work while seeking Social Security Disability benefits, contact us at the Portland office of Richard A. Sly, Attorney at Law. We offer free initial consultations, are conveniently located in downtown Portland near public transportation, and work exclusively on a contingency fee basis, so that you pay no attorneys’ fees out of pocket unless you receive benefits. To learn more about our services, contact us online or call us at 503-224-0436.