Can Pregnancy Qualify for Disability Benefits

Can Pregnancy Qualify for Disability Benefits?

It’s not that uncommon for a pregnant woman to be unable to work for at least part of her pregnancy. Some mothers-to-be must be hospitalized or put on bed rest for conditions like toxemia, hyperemesis gravidarum, pre-eclampsia, or blood clots. At what point, though, will pregnancy qualify for disability benefits like Social Security Disability Insurance…

Can I Get More than One Kind of Disability Benefit

Can I Get More than One Kind of Disability Benefit?

It’s natural to want to access all the help available to you. As someone who is unable to work due to a physical condition, your medical bills may increase while your income decreases. Fortunately, you may be eligible for more than one kind of disability benefit. It’s important to understand the requirements of each kind…

Hire a Disability Attorney, not a Non-Attorney Advocate

Hire a Disability Attorney, not a Non-Attorney Advocate

Janelle could no longer work and wanted to apply for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits. She felt confused and overwhelmed by the whole process of applying for disability benefits. Janelle needed help but did not know where to turn. She knew she could hire a disability attorney or a…

Disability or Not How the Social Security Administration Processes Your Claim

Disability or Not: How the Social Security Administration Processes Your Claim

It’s not always easy to know if you have a disability or not. How the Social Security Administration processes your claim may also be a complete mystery. In this blog, we will look at your disability claim through the eyes of the Social Security Administration (SSA). The Application Process First, of course, you will complete…

Substantial Gainful Activity and the Self-Employed Worker

Substantial Gainful Activity and the Self-Employed Worker

The Social Security Administration (SSA) used “substantial gainful activity” on two separate occasions related to Sebastian N.’s disability benefits. First, Sebastian was deemed disabled because he was unable to continue working as a self-employed worker due to a medical condition. Later, Sebastian attempted to return to work, and his substantial gainful activity came into play…

How to Apply for Disability Benefits

How to Apply for Disability Benefits

Many people may qualify as disabled, but don’t know how to apply for disability benefits. Just knowing the benefits are available is not enough – you have to go after them. For those living in California, three different forms of disability benefits are available. Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) The Social Security Administration (SSA) administers…