Can a Bad Back Qualify for Social Security Disability Insurance Benefits?

Can a Bad Back Qualify for Social Security Disability Insurance Benefits?

Over the years, Walter’s back problems had gone from a nuisance that he treated with over-the-counter pain killers to a disability that prevented him from working. Losing the ability to support his family was devastating. Walter and his family needed to find a new means of support. The Social Security Administration offers disability benefits. But,…

Disability Benefits for the Self-Employed Worker

Disability Benefits for the Self-Employed Worker

Self-employed workers sometimes suffer from feelings of isolation. Even worse, they suffer because they lack the safety net of employer-offered benefits. And there may be confusion when it comes to disability benefits for the self-employed worker. How can the worker qualify for benefits based on a non-traditional work history? In this article, we will look…

Benefits for Children of SSDI and SSI Recipients

Benefits for Children of SSDI and SSI Recipients

People who receive government assistance often live with other family members, including children. Parents may receive Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) due to a disability that prevents them from working. They may or may not receive Supplemental Security Income (SSI) depending on their resources and income. Even with government benefits, it can be tough to…

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…

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…