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Asked on: 10/17/06, 6:01 am

Starting a business while on WC

I have been out of work for 9 months and collecting the maximum WC benefit for NC. I am still in severe pain (I had a double fusion in my neck) and am still under the care of a Pain Mananagement Dr through WC. I was a high wage earner prior to my surgery (6 figures) and what I am receiving in WC benefits is 1/4 of what I was accustomed to clearing each month. I know I will never be able to return to my career, but I cannot continue to survive on what WC pays me. Here is my question: I want to start my own home internet buiness. I can do this because what I have researched and chosen would not require much more of me than manageing the business online from the comfort of my home using my laptop while sitting on the sofa or lying in my bed, should I desire. My worries are: If I am not successful, I cannot afford to take the chance of losing what little money WC does send me. What are my options as far as giving this a go without interupting or losing my WC. Of course I do not care if I lose it if and when I am successful in this venture.

Any advice anyone could offer would be greatly appreciated.

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