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…

What Happens When a Non-Attorney Advocate Handles Your Claim

What Happens When a Non-Attorney Advocate Handles Your Claim

In California, an applicant for Social Security Disability Insurance benefits who needs help can choose between two options: hire a non-attorney advocate or hire an attorney. Obviously, there are differences between the two. There are things a non-attorney advocate cannot do. When a non-attorney advocate handles your claim, you may not receive the level of…

My Brother and I Both Have Arthritis. Why Does He Get SSDI and I Do Not?

My Brother and I Both Have Arthritis. Why Does He Get SSDI and I Do Not?

Martin and his brother, Louie, both suffer from arthritis. Both are unable to work to support themselves. However, only Louie receives Social Security Disability Insurance benefits, although they both applied. Why does Louis get SSDI and Martin doesn’t? Let’s look at how the Social Security Administration makes this kind of decision. General Requirements Needed to…