6 key differences between a california disability attorney and a disability advocate

6 Key Differences Between a California Disability Attorney and a Disability Advocate

Jason knew he should look at the big picture when working on his disability claim. But understanding what would happen as his case proceeded was a mystery to him. It made the ‘big picture’ hard to see. If you have never had a disability claim before, it can be difficult to know the difference between…

can i get a stimulus check and SSI at the same time

Can I Get a Stimulus Check and SSI at the Same Time?

Since earlier this year, we have faced a lot of upheaval due to the coronavirus public health emergency. The situation has become especially worrisome for people receiving needs-based government benefits. You may welcome the economic stimulus checks offered by the federal government, but worry that you will lose your benefits. In this article, we will…

How transferable skills affect your disability claim

How Transferable Skills Affect Your Disability Claim

People often classify jobs are ‘skilled’ or ‘unskilled.’ If you have filed for disability benefits, or you are thinking about it, someone may have told you whether your skills can ‘transfer’ or not. However, you have not been told how ‘transferable skills’ might affect your disability claim. As an example, we will consider how the…

ask a disability lawyer what is light duty work and why does it matter

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…

can I get economic impact payments if im on disability

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…

Surviving Spouses May Be Entitled to SSDI or SSI Benefits

Surviving Spouses May Be Entitled to SSDI or SSI Benefits

As a two-income family, Susan and Phil relied on both their incomes to help raise their two children. It was quite a blow when Susan had to stop working because of a debilitating heart condition, but her disability benefits covered some of their financial loss. Unfortunately, Susan died while waiting for a heart transplant. However,…

Social Security Services: What Is Working and What Is Not

Social Security Services: What Is Working and What Is Not

The current COVID-19 public health emergency stresses most people. If you receive any benefits from the Social Security Administration (“Social Security”), you may have to deal with some additional stress. Will your benefits still be deposited into your account every month? If you have questions, where can you go for answers? And what if you…

2020 SSDI and SSI benefits How Much Can You Get

2020 SSDI and SSI Benefits: How Much Can You Get?

People who are unable to work due to a disability may rely on government benefits. The Social Security Administration (“Social Security”) runs two such programs:  Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) and Supplemental Security Income (SSI). How much an individual can receive in SSDI and SSI benefits is a crucial question for millions of Americans, especially…