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Volunteering illegal while receiving disability payments - rafe - 04-21-2009

Hi all, Did you know that in the State of Washington, you can't even volunteer if you are receiving 'time-loss' or 'disability payments'?

I think this is unfair. They will prosecute you for Disability Fraud if you volunteer.

What do you think, should injured worker's be allowed to volunteer?


RE: Volunteering illegal while receiving disability payments - 1171 - 04-21-2009

not if they are exceeding their restrictions.
if they are within their medical restrictions and the employer has no such work then I would allow it with doctor approval.


RE: Volunteering illegal while receiving disability payments - jayne - 04-21-2009

I had many volunteers here in the state of Okla......with their bosses approvel I might add it kept them out in public and mobile.....


RE: Volunteering illegal while receiving disability payments - Bummer Knees - 04-21-2009

rafe

I sent you a pm on this but will post my response here.

I am from the state of Kansas and have volunteered the past 20+ years for United Way.

I spoke to my attorney about my volunteering when I was first injured and several
times since.

His response was. "As long as I stay within my restrictions it is okay to volunteer"

Much of the work I do is done out of my home and by phone.

In fact many that volunteer learn valuable work related skills that helps them when seeking a job.