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How the ADA Helps Protect Your Job

Posted by DEF

Many people believe that the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) is focused mainly on preventing discrimination for those with disabilities seeking employment. What they may not realize is that ADA legislation is also there to provide job security to those who become disabled while already employed, whether the disability is job-related or not. First, a little background on the ADA.

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Topics: working with disability benefits, short term disability

What Are My Rights as a Disabled Employee?

Posted by Scott Flexer

 

The federal American With Disability Act (ADA) was signed into law in 1990, making it illegal for employers, including private, state and local government, and labor organizations, to discriminate against qualified individuals with disabilities. This doesn’t just apply to hiring practices—it also includes recruitment, promotions, training, type of work, and firing on the basis of disability.

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Topics: Florida Social Security Advocates, disability advocate, working with disability benefits, disability statistics, short term disability, disability laws, ADA laws

Disability Statistics in America: Here are the Numbers

Posted by Scott Flexer


While progress has been gradual, life for Americans with disabilities has been improving. Laws have been enacted to provide protection; benefits are being provided; housing is becoming equal; and proper public accommodations are being offered. But with the United States Census Bureau reporting that nearly one in five Americans is disabled, we wanted to take a deeper dive into the numbers.

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Topics: SSDI, Disability benefits in Florida, working with disability benefits, disability statistics

Returning to Work After Disability Leave: What to Expect

Posted by DEF

You never thought you’d say it, but you’re actually beginning to miss the daily grind; you definitely miss the water cooler gossip.

So whether you’ve been on short-term disability or long-term disability, now you’re thinking about going back to work; however, you’re afraid of losing your SSDI, SSI, Medicare or other benefits.

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Topics: Social Security Disability Income, Disability benefits in Florida, working with disability benefits

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