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Work & Dialysis


Finding a Balance

All dialysis patients need to weigh the pros and cons of continuing to work. It may make more sense to continue from a financial and emotional benefit, however, when beginning dialysis treatment, you are facing a substantial commitment and it will be life changing. Depending on the type of work you do and your method of treatment, you may strike a balance with your employer which works for everyone.

You Have Rights

The following laws offer protections for workers, including the right to take leave or to seek special accommodations in the workplace.

  • The Americans with Disabilities Act prohibits employers with 15 or more employees from discriminating in recruitment, hiring, promotions, training, pay, social activities, and other privileges of employment. It also requires that employers make reasonable accommodations for those with disabilities.
  • The Family and Medical Leave Act allows eligible employees to take unpaid, job-protected leave for specified family and medical reasons with continuation of insurance coverage.
  • The Ticket to Work Program aims to help Social Security beneficiaries go to work, get a good job and become financially independent while keeping their Medicare or Medicaid.

It's about finding common ground. Adjustments to your schedule and lifestyle, along with cooperation with your employer may enable you to continue working while on dialysis.


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