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SSDI and SSI: What’s the Difference?

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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By Jackie Jakab, Attorney
June 7, 2022
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SSDI Eligibility: Social Security Disability Qualifications Explained

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

Jackie Jakab, Attorney
By Jackie Jakab, Attorney
May 26, 2022
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Social Security Disability Insurance: What You Need to Know

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....

Jackie Jakab, Attorney
By Jackie Jakab, Attorney
June 9, 2022
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Supplemental Security Income: What You Need to Know

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....

Jackie Jakab, Attorney
By Jackie Jakab, Attorney
June 9, 2022
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Can You Work On Disability?

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....

Jackie Jakab, Attorney
By Jackie Jakab, Attorney
June 22, 2022
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Social Security Disability Rules After Age 50

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....

Jackie Jakab, Attorney
By Jackie Jakab, Attorney
June 22, 2022
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Is Social Security Disability Taxable?

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

Jackie Jakab, Attorney
By Jackie Jakab, Attorney
June 22, 2022
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How to Qualify for Disability

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

Jackie Jakab, Attorney
By Jackie Jakab, Attorney
June 22, 2022
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All About Amounts: How much will I Make on SSI or SSDI?

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

Jackie Jakab, Attorney
By Jackie Jakab, Attorney
June 23, 2022
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How to Prepare for a Judge's "Trick Questions" at a Disability Hearing

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....

Jackie Jakab, Attorney
By Jackie Jakab, Attorney
July 8, 2022
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Social Security Disability Back Pay: How Much (and When) Do You Get Paid?

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....

Jackie Jakab, Attorney
By Jackie Jakab, Attorney
July 8, 2022
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When (and How) To Fire Your Disability Lawyer

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....

Jackie Jakab, Attorney
By Jackie Jakab, Attorney
June 30, 2022
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Can a Lawyer Help My Social Security Disability Appeal?

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....

Jackie Jakab, Attorney
By Jackie Jakab, Attorney
July 6, 2022
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Can My Doctor Put Me on Disability?

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....

Jackie Jakab, Attorney
By Jackie Jakab, Attorney
August 24, 2022
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How Anxiety Qualifies for Disability Benefits

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

Jackie Jakab, Attorney
By Jackie Jakab, Attorney
August 26, 2022
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Can I get SSDI and long-term disability insurance?

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

Jackie Jakab, Attorney
By Jackie Jakab, Attorney
September 9, 2022
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Can you get SSI and SSDI at the Same Time?

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

Jackie Jakab, Attorney
By Jackie Jakab, Attorney
September 9, 2022
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