Melissa Linebaugh

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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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Articles By Melissa Linebaugh

Social Security Disability Benefits for Asperger's Syndrome
Applicants whose Asperger's syndrome is severely limiting can get disability benefits.
Do You Need a Lawyer for a Social Security Disability Appeal?
Although not required, having a Social Security Disability appeal lawyer will greatly improve your chances of winning your disability claim.
Applying for Disability at Age 60 or Older: Using Social Security's Medical-Vocational Grids
When you apply for disability after age 60 but before full retirement age, Social Security applies special age-specific rules when it evaluates your disability.
Applying for Disability at Age 55-59: What Social Security's Medical-Vocational Grids Say
Disability applicants over the age of 55 have an easier time getting Social Security benefits thanks to the grid rules.
How Difficult Is it to Pass a Social Security Continuing Disability Re-Evaluation (CDR)?
Social Security must abide by the CDR rules, which require you to show medical improvement and an ability to work.
Getting Social Security Disability for Tourette Syndrome
If an adult or child's Tourette’s causes severe limitations or disruptions in the ability to interact socially, follow instructions, or concentrate on tasks, disability benefits may be available.
ALJ Disability Hearing Decisions Explained
Learn about the possible decisions the administrative law judge (ALJ) may make after a Social Security Disability hearing.
Disability Benefits for Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS)
PCOS is not often severe enough to qualify someone for Social Security disability benefits, but a combination of several medical conditions, if severe, could qualify someone for disability.
Dupuytren's Contracture: Can I Get Disability Benefits?
Because Dupuytren’s contracture doesn’t affect a person’s strength, the SSA will probably conclude that you still have the ability to do a sedentary job, but there are techniques you can use to help win your claim.
Can I Get Disability Backpay From the Date of My Prior Social Security Application?
If you applied for disability benefits more than once, you might get back pay from an earlier application.
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You could be eligible for up to $3,345 per month In SSDI Benefits