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Seasonal jobs available for disability benefits' recipients

Many Georgians are out of work due to illness or injury and receive disability benefits to support them financially. Nowadays, however, there are many job opportunities available for people receiving Social Security Disability benefits who want to try working again. Companies offer many seasonal work positions that give disabled persons a chance to slowly re-enter the working world. Some of these positions include work-from-home opportunities, sales jobs, call center representatives and customer service positions. By taking on one of these seasonal jobs, one may be able to gain experience, strengthen job skills and fill any gaps in employment history.

What can you do if your claim for SSD benefits is denied?

The Social Security Administration denies countless disability applications each year. However, Social Security disability benefits applicants in Georgia and nationwide have the right to appeal these denials and request a review of their decision. The first step is to file for a reconsideration of your decision with someone who was not involved in the first decision. If you disagree with the reconsideration decision, the next step will be to request a hearing with an Administrative Law Judge (ALJ) within 60 days of receiving the notice of the decision. You have the right to representation and your attorney can assist you throughout the hearing process.

Earning credits to qualify for SSD benefits

Georgia residents may qualify for Social Security disability benefits if they have earned an appropriate number of work credits, among other requirements. The Social Security Administration will use your work history and earnings information to determine whether you qualify for Social Security disability benefits.

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