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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Social Security needs to see that your complaints and symptoms are supported by medical records.
If the symptoms of your dysautonomia severely impact your ability to work, you may be eligible for Social Security disability benefits.
Here's what you need to know to file an application for Social Security disability benefits online.
If you stop working anytime within five years of when your disability benefits stopped, you may be able to get your benefits restarted without reapplying.
Many stay-at-home moms and homemakers are left out of the disability benefit system, except for those with very low household income or whose spouses have become disabled or died.
Politicians can come to your aid if you've been waiting along time for a hearing date.
Learn more about where Arkansas' claims are decided, their approval and denial rates, the amount of SSI a person can receive, and how long an appeal takes to be heard.
Social Security will not usually count your home toward the asset limit for SSI purposes.
Making sure Social Security classifies your prior job at the right skill level can help you win disability.
How a divorce affects your disability payments depends on whether you were receiving disability benefits on your spouse's earnings record, on your own work record, or through the SSI program.