Here we provide answers to selected questions about Social Security disability, SSI, short- and long-term disability benefits, workers' compensation, and veterans disability benefits.
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What Can Increase a Disability Check?
Learn what affects the amount of monthly disability benefits.
Can I Work While Waiting for My Disability Decision?
Am I supposed to be working when I apply for benefits? If not, how long do I have to be off work?
Can I Get Disability for Poor Eyesight?
The Social Security Administration assesses vision problems by looking at your vision in your better (stronger) eye.
What Are the Rules for Working Part Time After You're Approved for SSDI or SSI?
What if I make less than the trial work amount for SSDI? Can I work part time while receiving SSI?
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Can My Employer Fire Me If I Can't Work Overtime Due to a Disability?
Under the ADA, employers must provide reasonable accommodations for employees with disabilities, with some exceptions.
Can I Collect SSDI and Short-Term Disability at the Same Time?
You can apply for SSDI while on temporary or short-term disability. But you might not get the full amount.
Will SSI Count Your Spouse's Income If You're Married but Separated?
Can the SSA use my husband's income to deny me benefits?
Does Someone on Social Security Disability Get Free Medicare?
Is Medicare free for disability recipients, or will I have to pay premiums? If so, how much?
When a Family Member Stops Getting Social Security, Do Others' Benefits Change?
What happens to that money? Also, if anything happens to my wife or stepdaughter (say a divorce or custody change), what happens then?
When Can Widows Get Social Security Disability Benefits?
If your deceased spouse was getting Social Security disability benefits, you might be eligible for widow’s (or widower’s) benefits—depending on your age and other factors.
What Happens When an Employee Goes on Long-Term Disability?
Is your job protected while you’re out on disability? And if you’re terminated, can you still claim long-term disability benefits?
Can a Doctor's Note With Work Restrictions Help You Get Disability?
Doctor's notes need to include specific functional restrictions.
Can a Child of a Veteran With No Parental Rights Get VA Benefits?
How difficult is it to get benefits if my biological parent is a veteran?
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