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.
What Is the ADA?
The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), passed in 1990, is a federal law that prohibits discrimination against people with a disability and guarantees that they have equal opportunity to take part in any aspect of American life, including employment and housing. The law states that it is illegal to discriminate against a disabled person when it comes to employment opportunities, communications, access to transportation, public accommodations and government activities.
What is the Importance of the ADA?
The ADA is important because it makes sure that disabled people are given the same rights and opportunities as anyone else. The ADA gives civil rights protections to individuals with disabilities similar to protections provided to individuals on the basis of race, color, sex, national origin, age, and religion. The ADA defines a disabled person as anyone who has a physical or mental impairment that substantially limits their ability to take part in everyday life.
Does the ADA Have any Impact on Disability Benefits?
The ADA doesn’t directly affect a disabled person’s ability or eligibility for disability benefits. Any application for disability benefits is determined by the Social Security Administration after consideration of the applicant’s specific disability and his or her ability to work for at least 12 months. Other considerations are whether the applicant qualifies for social security disability insurance benefits because of their past work history or whether the applicant is eligible to obtain disability benefits through the supplemental security income program.
The ADA may have an indirect effect on whether someone with a disability might become eligible for disability benefits. This is because refusal to employ a disabled person or continue to employ them is only possible if the disability prevents that employee from being able to do the work required, even if they have been given everything required to help them as defined by the ADA. Someone who can show that they cannot obtain employment or continue employment despite an employer following ADA requirements may show that they are eligibility for disability benefits assuming that the symptoms of their disability also meet the criteria for benefits being offered.
Get Help With Your Disability Claim
If you have been unable to continue working or have been unable to find work despite the fact that employers have adhered to the strict requirements of the Americans With Disability Act (ADA) and have shown that they have not discriminated against you, then this may help your application for disability benefits. Your application for disability benefits may be helped by hiring a disability benefits attorney.
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