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Do disability payments turn up in a background check?

Columnist David Lazarus answers your consumer questions in this one-minute video.

Matt has been out on disability for the last three years. He's finally ready to return to the workforce.

His question: If a potential employer does a background check, will it learn that he's been receiving disability payments?

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It's understandable that Matt might want to keep such a thing to himself. He might not want his next employer to jump to any conclusions about his reliability or job performance.

Check out today's Ask Laz video for the answer to Matt's question and what California law has to say about the matter.

If you have a consumer question, email me at asklaz@latimes.com or contact me via Twitter @Davidlaz.

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