Melissa Linebaugh graduated with honors from the University of Baltimore School of Law and is a member of the Maryland bar. She has a background in criminal, disability, and family law. Ms. Linebaugh works as a general practitioner.
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When you apply for disability, if the Social Security Administration (SSA) decides your condition doesn't meet a disability listing and you can't do your past job, the SSA will refer to the “grid rules” for those between the ages of 50 and 54 to decide if you are disabled.
Social Security will appoint a representative to receive your disability checks if you are mentally incapacitated or addicted to drugs or alcohol.
The testimony of the vocational expert at your Social Security disability hearing can make or break your case.
Stiff person syndrome qualifies for an expedited disability decision through Social Security's Compassionate Allowances program.
A “sitting disability” is any medical condition that significantly impacts a person’s ability to sit for even a short period of time. This can make it difficult for a person to maintain full-time work since many jobs require sitting.
The railroad retirement program offers different and somewhat expanded benefits from Social Security.
You'll have to prove to Social Security that you don't have the RFC to be able to perform your past job as you performed it or as it's generally performed.
New Mexico disability statistics, state supplement amounts, disability laws, and disability-related resources.
You can make a small amount of income while collecting disability benefits, but how much depends on whether you get SSDI or SSI benefits.
When you first begin working for yourself while you're receiving Social Security disability benefits, Social Security gives you the chance to try to work without it affecting your benefits.