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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Some states tax Social Security and SSI disability benefits while others don't.
Social Security has detailed rules on how much you can work for yourself or earn from your business while still collecting Social Security disability benefits.
You can make a small amount of income while collecting disability benefits, but how much depends on whether you get SSDI or SSI benefits.
Individuals with a disability can still qualify for SSI if there is an SSI trust that holds funds for their benefit.
Having a protective filing date that's earlier than your application date can make a difference in the amount of benefits and whether you can get disability at all.
Disability applicants frequently have multiple health issues that prevent them from working full time that, when considered on their own, are not serious enough to win a disability claim.
Social Security must abide by the CDR rules, which require you to show medical improvement and an ability to work.
Certain situations require Social Security to make fast disability decisions.
You can always fire your disability attorney, but you should consider the option carefully.
Those who suffer from chronic lung infections that cause severely limited airflow may be able to get Social Security disability.