How – and Why – to Work with a Disability Attorney

How – and Why – to Work with a Disability Attorney

You’ve just received a devastating diagnosis, one that will keep you from supporting yourself and your family. Now, you face the complicated process of applying for government benefits. Let’s look at some of the reasons you need to know how – and why – to work with a disability attorney. You need someone in your…

Will My Surviving Spouse Receive My SSDI Benefits?

Will My Surviving Spouse Receive My SSDI Benefits?

Many people receive monthly disability benefits, Social Security Disability Insurance benefits for example. Sometimes awards are based on the applicant’s terminal illness. Since disability benefits offer much-needed support to the families of disabled people, it’s natural to wonder whether your surviving spouse will receive your SSDI benefits after you are gone. SSDI Benefits, in General…

Yes, Returning to Work May Affect Your SSDI and SSI

Yes, Returning to Work May Affect Your SSDI and SSI

Some disabled workers may find that their condition has gotten a little better. Maybe they locate a new job that they can do despite their disability. For example, Chris was unable to return to construction work because of injuries to his spinal cord. He received Social Security Disability Insurance benefits and Supplemental Security Income. Chris…

My Son Is About to Turn 18. How Will His SSDI and SSI Benefits Change?

My Son Is About to Turn 18. How Will His SSDI and SSI Benefits Change?

SSDI and SSI benefits may be awarded to adults or children. What happens, though, to those benefits when a young recipient becomes an adult? For example, Angela and her son Kyle have been receiving SSDI and SSI benefits. However, Kyle is about to turn 18. As the day approaches, Angela asks herself, “How will his…

The SSDI Impairment List: What You Need to Know

The SSDI Impairment List: What You Need to Know

Every day, people are diagnosed with serious medical conditions. Others become unable to work due to injuries or because of existing disabilities. As people search for ways to support themselves and their families, they may look to the Social Security Administration (SSA). In fact, Social Security Disability Insurance provides support for people with disabilities and…