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Can I Apply for Social Security Disability if I am Receiving Long-Term Disability?

Some individuals with disabilities may think they cannot apply for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) benefits if they are already receiving long-term disability (LTD) from their employer. However, you can receive benefits from both programs… Read More

Can I Reopen a Disability Claim?

If your application for Social Security Disability benefits is denied, you have only a limited timeframe to appeal your claim. If you decide not to appeal your claim or miss the deadline for appeal, the Social Security Administration (SSA) will close… Read More

Domains of Functioning for Children

The Social Security Administration (SSA) recognizes that disabilities affect children differently than adults. With adults, a primary consideration for awarding benefits is whether an impairment prevents a person from working. Since children are not yet… Read More

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‚Äôs 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

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