Phillips Disability, P.C. Blog

Can I Get Disability Benefits for a Spinal Cord Injury?

Spinal cord injuries occur because nerves, bones or tissue around the spine have experienced trauma. A car accident, workplace fall or repetitive motions over years of work may lead to these injuries. Common symptoms associated with spinal cord injuries… Read More

Filing for SSD for Soft Tissue Injuries and Burns

While burns may heal in a relatively short time compared to other types of injuries, scar tissue can lead to lasting functional limitations. If burns are so severe that they interfere with a person’s ability to work, Social Security Disability (SSD) benefits… Read More

Disability Benefits for Meniere’s Disease

Meniere’s disease is a disorder of the inner ear that causes severe vertigo (dizziness), ringing in the ears and hearing loss. Individuals with this condition can suffer debilitating episodes of dizziness and hearing loss, making working during these… Read More

How a Government Shutdown Affects Social Security Disability Payments

At midnight on Jan. 19, 2018, the United States government shut down for almost three days. Since the country’s modern budgeting laws were put into place in the 1970s, there have been 18 government shutdowns, the first six of which did not affect the… Read More

Disability for OCD

Individuals who suffer from Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) often suffer from significant preoccupations that interfere with their ability to maintain outside employment. Qualifying for disability benefits based on a mental illness can be complex,… Read More

How a Trial Work Period Works

Many disabled individuals want to earn a living and try to reenter the workforce. The Social Security Administration (SSA) encourages these work attempts and allows claimants to work for a limited time on a trial basis to see if they can permanently transition… Read More

Medicare Benefits for Disability Recipients

Most people receive Medicare when they turn 65. However, disabled individuals may receive Medicare payments before that age. At Phillips Disability, our compassionate Social Security Disability lawyers in Phoenix have decades of combined experience pursuing… Read More

Seasonal Work and Social Security Disability

During the holiday season, Social Security Disability recipients may consider taking on part-time seasonal work. However, sometimes taking a seasonal job can result in the loss of your disability benefits. Because of this, there are several things you… Read More

Disability Benefits for Self-Employed Individuals

Self-employed people are eligible for Social Security Disability Insurance just the same as workers who work for employers. However, the process through which their income and work activities are evaluated is slightly different than those in a traditional… Read More

Disability Benefits for Crohn’s Disease

Crohn’s disease, also known as irritable bowel syndrome, is a serious autoimmune disease that causes inflammation in the intestinal wall. Individuals with this disease may experience symptoms such as diarrhea, weight loss, incontinence, rectal bleeding… Read More

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