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Social Security Disability Insurance vs. Long-Term Disability Insurance

Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) and long-term disability insurance can both help provide monetary benefits to individuals who become disabled. However, they serve very different functions and have very different procedures in place to receive… Read More

What You Need to Know about Medical Records and Disability Benefits

Medical records provide the foundation for a claim for Social Security Disability benefits, as one of the main requirements for obtaining benefits is that the claimant meet certain medical criteria. The Social Security Disability lawyers in Phoenix at… 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

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

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 Phillips Disability team of Social Security Disability lawyers are well-versed in all aspects of Social Security law. If you… Read More

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