Which Medical Conditions Qualify for Social Security Disability?

Published on March 2nd, 2021

The process to determine whether you qualify for Social Security disability benefits includes the use of two lists, one for adults and the other for children, of physical and mental impairments. The fact that you have a listed medical condition does not automatically make you eligible for benefits, nor does the absence of your condition from the list mean you cannot qualify for benefits.

Determining whether

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How Does a Workers’ Comp Settlement Affect Social Security Disability?

Published on February 26th, 2021

Workers' compensation systems exist to pay for medical care, lost earnings, and long-term disability attributed to injuries or illnesses related to the work you do. It is not uncommon for a person receiving benefits through workers' compensation to also qualify for Social Security disability benefits either for the same or a different medical condition.

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How Much Can I Earn While on Social Security Disability in 2021?

Published on February 23rd, 2021

If you are disabled, 2021 brings with it an increase in the amount of money you may earn while also receiving payments through the Social Security disability insurance program (SSDI). Allowable earnings increased to $1,310 for someone with a disability other than being blind. A person who is blind may earn up to $2,110.

Of course, as you will learn, answers to questions related to disability benefits usually require an explanation, and "How much can I earn while on Social Security disability?" is no exception. The am

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What is the Difference Between SSI and SSDI?

Published on February 10th, 2021

Both the Supplemental Security Income (SSI) and Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) programs are overseen by the Social Security Administration. They provide monthly payments to disabled individuals meeting the disability and other eligibility criteria of the rules and regulations for each program. The programs are not, however, the same; and unless you know the differences between SSI and SSDI, your claim for benefits may be delayed or denied.

What is SSI?


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How Much Can A Parent Make for A Child to Still Get SSI?

Published on January 15th, 2021

The Supplemental Security Income program administered by the Social Security Administration can be a much-needed financial resource for parents with a blind or disabled child. The SSI program provides monthly payments, but your child must meet strict eligibility guidelines that include strict income limits on how much a parent can make for a child to be eligible.

What is SSI?

The SSI program provides monthly payments to people who are 65 years of age and older or to

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How Does Long-Term Disability Work With Social Security Disability?

Published on January 4th, 2021

A disability that prevents you from working may make you eligible for long-term disability payments through an employer-sponsored or private insurance company's long-term disability plans. You may also be eligible to receive Social Security Disability benefits, but you need to be careful about the effect they may have on your long-term disability payments. Reading this article gives you a better understanding of how to make disability work with SSD and highlights issues you may wish to discuss with a disability lawyer.

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How the ADA Protects the Right to Time Off for Disabilities

Published on January 10th, 2018

Working with a disability can be difficult to manage, and at times changes to schedules need to be made so that the individual can handle what they need to so that they can stay productive. Those schedule changes may include the need to take time off, and under certain circumstances the ADA or Americans with Disabilities Act, which is a federal law, requires that the time off be granted without threat of losing the job.

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Disability Harassment: When is it a Crime

Published on January 2nd, 2018

Harassment based on a disability is prohibited by the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) in the workplace. Harassment can be anything that a supervisor, coworker, client or vendor directs at a disabled person that is unwelcome and is because of the person’s disability.

Disability Harassment

Some of the types of actions that are considered ha

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Understanding the Americans with Disabilities Act

Published on December 29th, 2017

Civil rights movements helped change the way many Americans are viewed and protected in the workplace. One of the groups that earned better protection are those people that are suffering from disabilities. In 1990 the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) was passed through congress and became law.

Disability Act

The ADA was key to granting protections

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Back Pay for Social Security Disability

Published on December 27th, 2017

The process of applying for benefits from the Social Security Administration (SSA) can be a long and drawn out situation. Most applications are denied on their initial submission and must be appealed before benefits are granted. Currently only around 30 percent of applications are granted benefits without appeal. Most applications are approved after being heard by an administrative law judge during a disability hearing.

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