Phillips Disability, P.C. Blog

Being Able to Qualify for Disability If You Have a Rare Disease

Applicants who have been diagnosed with a rare disease may be eligible for Social Security Disability as long as certain requirements are met. The diagnosis itself from a medical professional is not enough. Similar to other disabilities, you must prove… Read More

Can You Lose a Partial Award After a Social Security Disability Appeal?

If the Social Security Administration (SSA) approves your claim, you will be given an established onset date (EOD), which is the date the agency believes your disability began based on your medical evidence. This date may be later than you approve and… Read More

Qualifying For Disability Benefits If You Do Not Pay Income Taxes

When a disability recipient is getting paid under the table or off the books, perhaps to make additional wages, he or she is not paying taxes on this income. Doing so can jeopardize the recipient’s ability to receive disability benefits. This is because… Read More

Getting Approved for Disability If You Cannot Afford to See a Doctor

If you have been unable to see a doctor for your medical condition, you are not taking medication or receiving treatment, it could be much more difficult to get approval for disability benefits. Part of the application process is providing medical records… Read More

Am I Eligible for Disability if My Illness is Infrequent?

Social Security Disability helps those who are unable to work due to a serious, long-term medical condition. While some illnesses happen infrequently, causing periods of more pronounced limitations, these conditions will likely not qualify for disability… Read More

Do Legal Immigrants Qualify for Social Security Disability?

If you are a legal immigrant, you may be eligible to apply for disability payments through the Social Security Administration (SSA). You must be a U.S. citizen or qualifying legal resident to be able to obtain Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI)… Read More

How Child Support Can Affect a Recipient’s Disability Benefits

Paying child support can affect your disability benefits in numerous ways, especially if you are late making payments. How child support obligations will impact qualifying for Social Security or obtaining disability payments will depend on the type of… Read More

Can I Obtain Disability Benefits for a Respiratory System Disorder?

Individuals with respiratory disorders suffer from breathing problems that often prevent them from being able to work and even struggle to complete simple daily tasks. Applicants who apply for disability due to severe breathing issues may be more likely… Read More

Can Student Financial Aid Impact Eligibility for Disability Benefits?

Anyone receiving Supplemental Security Income (SSI) due to a disability is able to attend school and continue to receive SSI as a student. However, there are certain rules that apply to SSI recipients who are students. It is important to be familiar with… Read More

How Are Social Security Disability Benefits Affected by Coronavirus Pandemic?

On March 17, 2020, all Social Security field offices and hearing offices were closed across the nation for any face-to-face work. They will stay closed until further notice. This move was made to protect the public since so many recipients are elderly… Read More

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