Once arthritis has become a disabling condition, it can become so severe that continuing to work may become impossible. How can you survive and pay bills when you can no longer work? You may be able to obtain disability benefits payments from the federal government’s Social Security Administration if your arthritis is severe enough to prevent you returning to work for at least the next 12 months.
The Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) was signed into federal law 30 years ago in 1993. It allows employees to take leave from their employers without the worry of losing their jobs for medical and family reasons. The FMLA applies to any employers that are government agencies, including public schools as well as private employers with 50 or more employees. There are a number of conditions that apply to taking leave under the FMLA and these may affect the person’s ability to apply for social security disability benefits from the Social Security Administration (SSA).
The Americans With Disability Act (ADA) is designed to protect disabled employees from being discriminated against while at work., or in other areas of everyday life. The ADA may have an indirect impact on a disabled person’s eligibility for disability benefits if it can be shown that the applicant cannot work for at least 12 months despite employers following ADA guidelines.
Are you unable to work due to a medical condition or disability? You may qualify for disability benefits through the U.S. Social Security Administration (SSA) if so.
Be aware, the process of receiving benefits can be lengthy and complex. Often, it involves participating in hearings in front of judges.
Various factors can influence whether you win or lose your disability hearing. Common warning signs indicating you’ve lost a hearing include the following:
If you cannot work due to the effects of cancer, then there are options available to help pay for daily living needs. One of these options is applying for disability benefits which are provided by the Social Security Administration (SSA) to applicants whose cancer prevents them from working for at least 12 months.