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SSDI and SSI: What’s the Difference?

By Jackie Jakab | Lead Attorney

Are you unable to work because of a serious medical condition? If so, there’s a good chance you qualify for monthly payments and free health insurance from the U.S. government.

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SSDI Eligibility: Social Security Disability Qualifications Explained

By Jackie Jakab | Lead Attorney

Right now, 10 million Americans receive Social Security Disability (SSDI) benefits—and many more are eligible.

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Social Security Disability Insurance: What You Need to Know

By Jackie Jakab | Lead Attorney

Are you unable to work because of a serious medical condition? If so, there’s a good chance you qualify for monthly payments and free health insurance from the U.S. government. We’ll help you figure out whether you qualify and what to do next.

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Supplemental Security Income: What You Need to Know

By Jackie Jakab | Lead Attorney

Are you unable to work because of a serious medical condition? If so, there’s a good chance you qualify for monthly payments and free health insurance from the U.S. government. We’ll help you figure out whether you qualify and what to do next.

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Can You Work On Disability?

By Jackie Jakab | Lead Attorney

Whether you’re applying for disability benefits or already receiving them, working can be risky. Work too much, or make too much money, and you may indicate to the government that you no longer need benefits.

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Social Security Disability Rules After Age 50

By Jackie Jakab | Lead Attorney

Qualifying for Social Security Disability can be easier after age 50. A person in their fifties is considered less “trainable” and more susceptible to injury and illness—which often makes them a better candidate for benefits.

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Is Social Security Disability Taxable?

By Jackie Jakab | Lead Attorney

Do you pay taxes on SSDI? The short answer is: it depends.

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Qualifying for Disability: Everything You Should Know

By Jackie Jakab | Lead Attorney

Being new to the world of Social Security Disability Insurance Benefits (SSDI) can come with a lot of uncertainty.

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All About Amounts: How Much Will I Make on SSI or SSDI?

By Jackie Jakab | Lead Attorney

What will Supplemental Security Income (SSI) or Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) pay?

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How to Prepare for a Judge's "Trick Questions" at a Disability Hearing

By Jackie Jakab | Lead Attorney

Here's how to prepare for the judge's questions at your disability hearing. Plus, case-damaging mistakes claimants often make when speaking before a judge.

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Social Security Disability Back Pay: How Much (and When) Do You Get Paid?

By Jackie Jakab | Lead Attorney

Back pay is exactly what it sounds like — money that pays you back! Here's how much you can expect to be paid, and when you might expect to collect your first check.

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When (and How) To Fire Your Disability Lawyer

By Jackie Jakab | Lead Attorney

If you’re unhappy with the level of service your disability lawyer is providing, you can fire them at any time — but that doesn’t mean you should.

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Can a Lawyer Help My Social Security Disability Appeal?

By Jackie Jakab | Lead Attorney

Your chances of winning disability benefits with a lawyer are three times higher than going it alone. Here's why (and how) to hire a lawyer for your appeal.

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Can My Doctor Put Me on Disability?

By Jackie Jakab | Lead Attorney

Applying for disability can be long and complicated, but learning how your doctors (and medical records) fit into the equation will put you one step ahead.

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How Anxiety Qualifies for Disability Benefits

By Jackie Jakab | Lead Attorney

If you’ve struggled to hold jobs because of your anxiety or panic attacks, you may qualify for disability benefits.

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Can I Get SSDI and Long-Term Disability Insurance?

By Jackie Jakab | Lead Attorney

For people who can’t work because of a medical condition, there are a few types of disability benefits to consider.

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Can You Get SSI and SSDI at the Same Time?

By Jackie Jakab | Lead Attorney

Millions of people across the country receive disability benefits from these two federal programs. Many people also qualify for both at the same time.

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