What do I do if I have a job, but am worried about losing it because of a disability?

Can I Get Worker’s Compensation?

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.

Can I Get Short or Long Term Disability?

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.

Can I Get Medicare and Medicaid

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.

Other Disabilities Not Listed

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[…]

Thyroid Problems

The thyroid gland is an endocrine gland that is located beneath the neck. It produces hormones that regulate the rate of functioning of many body[…]


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Swollen Legs or Edema

Swollen legs or edema in the lower extremities can be caused by any number of conditions including heart failure, kidney disease, chronic venous insufficiency and injuries. […]

Sleep Disorders

Sleep disorders such as sleep apnea are conditions that cause disruption in normal sleep patterns.  A person with sleep apnea for instance might suffer from[…]