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

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.
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.
Social Security Benefits for a Sitting Disability
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.
Getting Social Security Disability Benefits for Severe Gastroparesis
When gastroparesis is so disruptive to your digestion that you can no longer work, you may be able to get Social Security disability benefits.
Applying Online for Disability: Tips on Answering Social Security's Questions
Here's what you need to know to file an application for Social Security disability benefits online.
If I Continue to Work Part Time But Not Full Time, Can I Get Disability Benefits?
Generally, if you can't sustain regular full-time work, Social Security is supposed to approve you for disability benefits. But not in all cases.
Social Security Disability & Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS, CFIDS)
Social Security uses the CDC's definition of chronic fatigue syndrome to evaluate CFS/CFIDS for disability.
Can I Get Disability Benefits for Social Anxiety?
If you suffer from social anxiety that causes you to stay at home, you may be able to get disability benefits.
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.