September 2021

Qualifying for Disability with Spina Bifida

Whether a person with spina bifida (SB) qualifies for disability benefits depends on the severity of his or her symptoms. The condition itself doesn’t automatically satisfy the definition of a disability by the Social Security Administration (SSA). The SSA will assess the person’s disability depending on the specific symptoms he or she is experiencing. What Read More

Will My Injury Settlement Impact Disability Benefits?

The simple answer to the question of whether an injury settlement will impact disability benefits depends on the kind of benefits a person is collecting. Precisely, it depends on whether the person is collecting benefits under the Supplemental Security Income (SSI) program or Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) program. If the person is collecting SSDI Read More

Disability Overhaul: Is Change on the Horizon?

Disability advocates are optimistic that the upcoming $3.5 trillion budget bill could bring the much-awaited updates to the Supplemental Security Income (SSI) program. The disability program has remained unchanged for several decades. Pressure to Update the SSI Program Pressure is mounting on Congress to overhaul the entire SSI program in the ongoing reconciliation bill. Some Read More