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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

What is a Vocational Expert?

A vocational expert is an expert witness who testifies at disability hearings about the claimant’s ability to perform different types of jobs that are currently available in the workforce. The vocational expert is knowledgeable about the current labor… Read More

Attorneys' Fees in Social Security Disability Claims

Disability lawyers do not charge upfront fees. Instead we work on contingency, meaning we only get paid if you win your claim. This method makes it easier for disability claimants to pursue their case because they will not have to confront the barrier… Read More

Benefits for Disabled Widows or Widowers

In some situations, disabled widows or widowers may be able to receive survivors benefits through their spouse’s earning record. The disabled widow or widower must be able to establish his or her own disability as well as meet other criteria in order… Read More

Are There Age Requirements for Getting Disability Benefits?

The age that a person has to be to qualify for disability benefits depends on the type of benefits he or she is receiving. The Dayes Law Firm PC team of Social Security Disability lawyers are well-versed in all aspects of Social Security law. If you… Read More

Can I Get Disability Benefits for an Eating Disorder?

Due to the possible effects that eating disorders can have on a person’s physical and psychological systems, the Social Security Administration (SSA) has a specific listing for eating disorders under which claimants may qualify for disability benefits. The… Read More

2018 Changes to Social Security Disability

The Social Security Administration makes important updates to the eligibility criteria for Social Security disability programs on an annual basis. These updates can impact various aspects of eligibility, such as limits on the resources and income that… Read More

Can I Get Disability Benefits for Breast Cancer?

Breast cancer forms in breast tissue, typically in the ducts and lobules. Although it affects women at greater rates, it can also affect men. Many individuals who have breast cancer face a poor prognosis and a difficult treatment and recovery process.… Read More

How Much Will My SSDI Payments Be?

Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) provides payments to qualifying individuals who can no longer work because of a disability. The amount of your monthly SSDI payment will depend on your earnings prior to your disability and any other public… Read More

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