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Common Questions in Social Security Part One

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Can I receive disability if I have returned to work? Yes.  If you were disabled and unable to work for 12 months or more, you can apply for a closed period of disability for the time you were out of work.  A closed period of disability is for those individuals who could not work for a period of 12 or more months but recovered and were able to return to work. Can you receive social security benefits if you are only temporarily disabled? Yes.  See No. 1 above regarding a closed period of disability. How long does it take to be approved for social...

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What is a “Disability” under the Workers Compensation Act?

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Miss. Code Ann. § 71-3-3 (i) states that "Disability" means incapacity because of injury to earn the wages which the employee was receiving at the time of injury in the same or other employment, which incapacity and the extent thereof must be supported by medical findings. There are two types of disability: temporary and permanent.  There are also different levels for each: Partial or Total. Temporary disability in plain English means that you are unable to do your job while you are treating.  You may be completely unable to work at all or you may be able to work with an accommodation...

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Discrimination in Employment

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An employer may not discriminate against an individual on the basis of his or her race, color, sex (including pregnancy), age, religion, national origin or disability.  In addition, an employer may not discriminate against an individual in retaliation for participating in a protected activity (such as filing a charge of discrimination against your employer, complaining about discrimination  or participating in an employment discrimination investigation or lawsuit for yourself or another individual). The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) is responsible for enforcing the laws related to discrimination in the above areas.  Generally, these laws apply to employers with 15 or more employees. The...

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Social Security Disability and You

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There are two types of disability available through the Social Security Administration,  The first is Social Security Disability.  The second is Supplemental Security Income. To be eligible for Social Security Disability (SSD) payments, you must be disabled and meet certain work requirements (meaning that you must have a certain number of work credits from previous employment). To be eligible for Supplemental Security Income (SSI) payments, you must be disabled and meet certain income requirements (you must have a limited income and limited resources available).  You do not have to meet the prior work requirements for SSI.  Children with a disability are also...

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