If you have a disability and can no longer work, or returning to work will take time, a sudden dip in your income can be[…]
Social Security Disability
In March of this year, the New York Times published an article about Social Security’s proposal to use social media to find those who are[…]
Supplemental Security Income (SSI) provides additional income support to disabled individuals. If you qualify for SSI benefits, then your benefits will start immediately as soon[…]
Disabled Americans typically rely on two federal benefits programs to support themselves: Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) and Supplemental Security Income (SSI). Once approved for[…]
Everyone should prepare so that, if they have to quit working because of a disability, they will continue to have an income. This is especially[…]
Many people who receive or are seeking Social Security disability also seek or receive workers compensation benefits. If you have a workers compensation case it can drastically affect the amount of money you receive for your disability case.
If you are no longer able to work, you might be qualified for short term disability (“STD”) or long term disability (“LTD”) benefits through your employer. First check to see if you have any disability coverage through your employer.
If you are approved for disability insurance benefits (“DIB”), then you will be eligible for Medicare two years after that date you became entitled to benefits. Generally speaking that means the date that you became disabled plus 6 months.
There are almost an infinite number of medical problems and combinations of medical problems that could potentially lead to disabling limitations of function. The bottom[…]
We often talk to people who have trouble attending work due to one or more medical problems. If you are missing work only occasionally, it[…]