Melissa Linebaugh

J.D. · University of Baltimore School of Law

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 Social Security disability, as well as family law and criminal law. Ms. Linebaugh works as a general practitioner.


Articles By Melissa Linebaugh

Getting Social Security Disability for Tourette Syndrome
If Tourette’s causes severe limitations or disruptions in the ability to interact socially, follow instructions, or concentrate on tasks, disability benefits may be available.
Getting Disability Benefits for Essential Tremor
If a benign essential tremor severely affects your ability to use your hands, you should be able to get disability benefits.
Can a Favorable ALJ Disability Decision Be Overturned by the Appeals Council?
Technically, yes, this can happen: a favorable ALJ decision can be overturned by the appeals council.
How Much Does a Social Security Disability Lawyer Cost?
Most disability attorneys will be paid a fee only if they win the case (this is called a contingency fee).
Getting SSI for a Child's Sensory Integration Disorder
Only when SID is quite severe can a child get SSI disability benefits.
Expedited Reinstatement After Your Disability Benefits Were Terminated
If you stop working within five years of when your benefits stopped, you may be able to get your benefits restarted without reapplying.
Which States Tax Social Security Disability Benefits?
Some states tax Social Security and SSI disability benefits while others don't.
Social Security Disability Benefits for Asperger's Syndrome
Applicants whose Asperger's syndrome is severely limiting can get disability benefits.
How Moderate Mental Illness Can Help a Claim for Physical Disability Benefits
People living with chronic physical conditions frequently suffer from depression or anxiety in addition to their physical impairment.
How Sheltered Work Affects Social Security Disability
Earnings from sheltered employment could affect your eligibility for Supplemental Security Income (SSI) or your SSI benefit amount.