Can I Work While Applying for Disability Benefits?

In certain situations, a person who has applied for disability can remain eligible even if they have engaged in work… Read More

How Does Social Security Determine My Residual Functional Capacity?

In making a decision on your claim, Social Security will determine your maximum Residual Functional Capacity, or RFC. Your RFC… Read More

How Social Security Decides Disability by “The Grids”

When an applicant’s conditions don’t meet or equal a medical impairment listing, Social Security will then use the Medical Vocational… Read More

Listing Impairment: Intellectual Disability

Under Social Security Listing Impairment 12.05, a claimant can be found disabled due to an intellectual disability.  To meet or… Read More

SSI and Presumptive Disability

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) is a monthly benefit paid out of a Federal program funded by general tax revenues to… Read More

Disability Eligibility: Quarters of Coverage

Social Security Disability insurance (SSDI) is  a federal insurance program available to those who have worked and paid in a… Read More

Medicare Eligibility

Medicare is not only a health insurance program for people 65 and older, it is also health insurance for some… Read More

Getting a ‘Medical Source Statement’ From Your Doctor about Your Disability

One of the strongest pieces of medical evidence you can submit to the Social Security Administration when applying for disability… Read More

Disability Judges Lose Lawsuit to Reduce Caseloads

A Federal Court of Appeals has ruled against the Association of Administrative Law Judges in a lawsuit over disability case… Read More