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An Ocala Social Security Disability Claims Attorney Addresses Unemployment Compensation

  • Published: April 17, 2014

In the following paragraphs, an Ocala Social Security disability claims attorney answers the question of whether or not it is possible to receive both unemployment compensation and Social Security disability benefits at the same time.

Importance of the Onset Date

This date, which marks the day when your impairment first manifested itself, is crucial to determining whether or not you are eligible for both programs. The other factor to be considered is the various kinds of work that might suit your abilities. The onset date has significance because if you state on your application that you were impaired on the same day you began receiving unemployment benefits after your employer laid you off, there is an inherent conflict. By submitting a disability claim to the SSA, you are stating that you cannot meet the demands of a job. By accepting unemployment compensation, you are stating that you can and are ready to do so. Although this would seem to present a hopeless dilemma it can, under the right circumstances, be overcome.

Your Ocala Social Security disability benefits lawyer must be fully conversant with why you chose the onset date given on your application and the circumstances under which you were laid off. He or she will wish to know whether the choice of date was yours or if it was recommended by a claims representative for the SSA that you use your last working day. Further, your attorney will need to be fully apprised concerning your impairment and how it restricts your ability to work. Once these factors have been evaluated, your attorney may deem it advisable to recommend that you make an amendment to your application setting your onset data at a later time.

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Your Ocala Social Security disability claims attorney can provide you with guidance, information and assistance. Engage the services of the CJ Henry Law Firm, PLLC at 352.304.5300 to help you with your claim today.

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