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.

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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.

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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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Social Security Disability Applications: What is Used as Evidence

Published on December 21st, 2017

Having a diagnosis of a disability or medical condition that meets the Social Security Administration’s (SSA) definition of a qualifying condition is not necessarily enough to be granted a Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) or Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefit. Most times, the SSA will require further evidence that includes when the issue became disabling and in what ways does it make it impossible for the claimant to live a full and normal life. Many people have a diagnosis for a condition but still live full, active lives with gainful employment, and th

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Marriage and SSDI: How a Spouse Can Impact Social Security Benefits

Published on December 20th, 2017

If you’re married and become disabled, to the point where you are unable to work, it can make supporting yourself and your spouse extremely challenging. The process for receiving assistance from the Social Security Administration (SSA) can take years to complete, and once the process is complete the thought of losing the benefit or even a portion of it is frightening. One of the questions that frequently comes up is if marriage affects Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI).

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Bolstering Social Security Applications with Witness Letters

Published on December 15th, 2017

Applications for Social Security disability insurance (SSDI) assistance should generally be partnered with witness letters to help the process proceed faster and show the severity of the condition. Often these statements can also be used as evidence for the applicant to meet requirements to receive benefits.

Witness Letters

What is a Witness Letter

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What Happens at a Physical Exam for Disability?

Published on December 7th, 2017

When you apply for Social Security Disability (SSDI) or Supplemental Security Income (SSI), it’s necessary to supply the SSA with medical records that detail the extent of your disability as well as your prognosis for the future. In the best cases, the medical records are enough to prove your disability and win you the benefits you need. However, in other cases the SSA might decide that more medical information is required before it can make a determination. In these cases, especially when the case involves a possible physical disability, the SSA can request for you to tak

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Can I receive both SSI and SSDI at the same time?

Published on November 30th, 2017

When you're unable to work due to an injury or medical condition, it can be a very stressful time. If this happens, it's important to understand what assistance is available to you depending on your individual circumstances. You need to know all your options.

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There are different programs which can help you during this time that you are unable

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What Is a Social Security Administrative Law Judge Disability Hearing?

Published on November 24th, 2017

When you decide to file a claim for Social Security disability benefits, it’s important to understand that the process has numerous steps, which can keep you fighting to win your benefits for several months. That’s because the disability claims process goes beyond just filing the initial paperwork, which is reviewed by a claims examiner who makes a decision on whether or not you should be granted benefits, and how much. If you are denied, there is a whole other system of appeals you must go through if you want to get your claim approved — and even then, success is far

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