Elizabeth Dickey

Leigh Dickey holds a law degree from the University of Virginia and an undergraduate degree from the University of Chicago. Between 1998 and 2012, she worked as a legal aid lawyer in Virginia, Oregon, and Alaska. She assisted low-income clients with a variety of problems, including problems with Medicaid and other public benefits.

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Articles By Elizabeth Dickey

How Does SSI Disability Work When You Live in a Nursing Home?
Your SSI benefit may be terminated or lowered if you move to a nursing home where Medicaid pays for part of your stay.
Reopening a Social Security Disability Claim
Reopening an earlier disability claim can get your more money in backpay benefits.
How to Fill Out SSA-8000-BK, Application for Supplemental Security Income
Here are some tips on answering questions in the SSI disability application.
Getting Social Security Disability Benefits for Aplastic Anemia or Other Bone Marrow Diseases
If you have severe aplastic anemia, a myelodysplastic syndrome, granulocytopenia, or myelofibrosis, you may qualify for Social Security disability insurance (SSDI) or SSI.
Negotiating a Repayment Plan for a Social Security Disability or SSI Overpayment
In general, Social Security will negotiate a payment plan with you so you can pay back an overpayment of disability benefits.
How to Fill Out the Application for Social Security Disability Insurance: Form SSA-16
Here are some tips on how to fill out the Application for Disability Insurance Benefits (SSDI).
Can I Get SSI Disability for My Child's Depression?
Children with severe depression who come from low-income families might qualify for SSI disability benefits.
Does a Child's Anxiety Qualify for Disability Benefits?
Children with anxiety severe enough to significantly disrupt their daily life can qualify for SSI disability benefits.
Can My Child Get SSI Disability for Asthma?
Some children with severe asthma and low income will be able to get SSI disability benefits.
Will I Still Be Eligible for Medicaid if I Start Getting Social Security Disability?
Social Security disability payments may give you too much income for Medicaid, but most states have buy-in and spend-down programs to help you qualify.