Ask a Disability Lawyer: What Is Light Duty Work and Why Does it Matter?

Sometimes you have specific questions to ask a disability lawyer. You need answers from someone who knows! For example, your doctor may mention the term ‘light duty work’ to you. This term might seem challenging to define, especially if you are receiving disability benefits. Being cleared for ‘light duty work’ is an important distinction that…

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Can I Get Economic Impact Payments if I’m on Disability?

The coronavirus pandemic affected every part of society. For many, the financial damage was immediate and harsh. The CARES Act, signed by President Trump on March 27, 2020, provided almost immediately and direct financial support in the form of economic impact payments. Some confusion occurred, especially for people who wondered if they could get economic…

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SSDI Application: 5 Tips for a Successful Experience

Realizing you can no longer work because of a disability is stressful. Government benefits like Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) can provide financial support, but first, you have to complete your SSDI application. Then, you have to wait for the Social Security Administration (Social Security) to process your application. Along the way, Social Security may…

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Key Differences Between SSDI Retroactive Benefits and Back Payments

Luisa was relieved to learn her application for disability benefits had finally been approved. Because she was unable to work, she looked forward to receiving monthly payments that would help support. Then she learned that she might be receiving retroactive benefits and back payments. To Luisa, they sounded like the same thing – payments for…

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