Elyse Futhey

J.D., The Colleges of Law

Elyse Futhey is a freelance editor at Nolo. She holds a J.D. from Santa Barbara and Ventura Colleges of Law and a B.A. in Political Science from Loyola Marymount University. Elyse has experience writing briefs to Administrative Law Judges on behalf of clients applying for Social Security disability benefits.


Articles By Elyse Futhey

Getting Social Security Disability Benefits for Fibromuscular Dysplasia
If you have complications from fibromuscular dysplasia, you may be eligible for disability benefits.
Arteritis: Can I Get Disability Benefits?
When arteritis limits your ability to function at work, you may be able to get Social Security disability benefits.
Can I Get Disability Benefits for Skin Cancer?
Skin cancer or melanoma that has spread to other parts of the body may qualify for Social Security disability benefits.
SSI Work Incentive Programs
If you think you may be able to return to work, SSI has numerous incentives and rules to encourage SSI recipients to return to work.
Filing for Veterans Disability Benefits
Veterans who with service-connected disabilities may be eligible to receive benefits from the VA.
What Veterans Should Know About Filing for Social Security Disability
The SSA and VA systems of disability benefits are separate and quite different.
Social Security Disability and Morbid Obesity
In deciding disability, Social Security will consider obesity only if it causes or contributes to listed impairments or severely limits your functioning.
Are There Disability Benefits for Tuberculosis?
If tuberculosis has lead to lung damage and limited airflow, you may be able to get disability benefits.
Getting Disability Benefits for PBC (Primary Biliary Cirrhosis or Cholangitis)
If you have serious complications or limitations from PBC that keep you from working, you might qualify for Social Security disability benefits.
Social Security Disability for a Hiatal Hernia
If you have complications from a hiatal hernia that keep you from working full-time, you might be able to qualify for SSDI or SSI.