Elizabeth Dickey

J.D. · University of Virginia School of Law

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.

Articles By Elizabeth Dickey

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.
How Workers' Compensation Benefits Offset Social Security Disability Payments
Understand how workers' compensation benefits can affect your Social Security disability payments.
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.
Can I Get Social Security Disability for Restless Leg Syndrome?
People who suffer from restless leg syndrome (RLS) feel odd sensations in their arms or legs and have uncontrollable urges to move to relieve the feelings. Is it a disability?
SSI Disability Benefits for a Child With Intellectual Disorder or Low IQ
Children with intellectual disorder, low IQ, or mental retardation can qualify for SSI disability benefits if their intellectual functioning is so limited that it severely affects their life.
Getting Disability for Transverse Myelitis
Those with long-lasting limitations from transverse myelitis may be able to qualify for Social Security disability benefits.
Will I Lose My SSI Benefits If I'm Working Over the SGA Limit?
The SGA limit does not apply to those already receiving SSI disability, but the SSI income limit does.
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.
What Will Happen If Social Security Says I Transferred Assets to Qualify for SSI?
Giving away or selling assets cheaply to qualify for disability can make you ineligible for SSI.
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.