If you are disabled, you can receive help from the government in the form of SSDI or SSI. These two programs help disabled citizens pay for their basic needs. However, the two have different criteria for who to award money to and what you might be eligible for. SSDI (Social Security Disability Insurance) is an entitlement program that you can access if you have worked before … [Read more...] about SSDI or SSI: What Makes These Programs Different?
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Did you know that today is National Dog Day? Every August 26, Americans everywhere celebrate the special dogs in their lives. And today we thought we’d celebrate the holiday by talking about service animals. According to the ADA, a service animal is any animal that provides assistance to a person with a disability. Unlike emotional support animals, service animals also perform … [Read more...] about 6 Different Types of Service Animals
Like any government institution, Social Security is always changing. If you’re interested in what’s happening in Congress right now, here’s a peek at some current 2015 legislation regarding Social Security: Ensuring Access to Clinical Trials Act of 2015 (July 16) This bill allows people receiving Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits to participate in clinical trials … [Read more...] about Social Security Updates for July 2015
There are lots of different types of lawyers in the world, and if you’re a disability attorney, awesome! You probably already know everything there is to know about Social Security Disability benefits. But if disability isn’t your specialty, maybe you’re wondering what’s involved in this particular niche of law. And lucky for you, I’m about to run you through the disability … [Read more...] about What Every Lawyer Should Know About Social Security Disability
Marriages end for all kinds of reasons, but if you’ve ever been through a divorce you might just be wondering how it’s going to affect your Social Security. Can you still receive benefits from your divorced spouse? If so then how much can you get? Well lucky for you, I’m about to give you the skinny on Social Security and divorce. Here are eight things you might … [Read more...] about Social Security and Divorce: 8 Things You Should Know