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Can You Increase Your Disability Benefits?

​If you can't work, it is very difficult to support yourself and your loved ones. When a medical problem prevents you from being able to do any job you are qualified to do, you may be eligible to receive Social Security Disability benefits. A Los Angeles disability benefits lawyer can help you to determine if you may be eligible for disability inco...
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How Are Your Disability Benefits Determined?

Disability benefits from the Social Security Administration may be your only source of income if you become too disabled to work because of a physical or a medical condition.   A Los Angeles disability benefits attorney can help you to determine if you are eligible for benefits and can assist in applying for them.  ​How Are Your Disa...
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Who Decides If You’ll Get Disability Benefits?

If you have become unable to work as a result of a disabling condition, it's important to understand how the process of applying for disability benefits works. In particular, you need to know who decides if you'll be eligible for disability benefits and what criteria matters in determining eligibility. A Los Angeles disability benefits attorney can...
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Where Does Funding for SSDI Come From?

If you are disabled and need to obtain benefits, you may be able to get monthly income from Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI). Many people are not sure how this program works, how it is funded, or whether it is a type of entitlement or welfare benefit. The reality is, you pay to fund SSDI and if you are disabled, you deserve to be able to...
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Should I apply for SSDI or Workers’ Comp Disability?

​If you cannot work because of an illness or an injury and you need compensation from a disability benefits program, you may need to decide which program to apply for. In particular, you may want to choose between applying for Social Security Disability and applying for workers' compensation disability benefits.  A Los Angeles disability benef...
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What is the Difference Between SSI and SSDI?

When you apply for Social Security Disability benefits, you may discover there are two possible programs through which you could obtain monthly income: Social Security Disability Insurance and Supplemental Security Income.  There are important differences between the two programs, so you should strongly consider talking with a Los Angeles disa...
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Understanding Two Different Options For Social Security Disability Benefits

If you are disabled and in need of Social Security Disability benefits, it is important to understand that there are two possible options for you to claim benefits. The right program for you will depend upon which type of benefits you are eligible for based on your work history, household income, and financial resources. A Los Angeles Social S...
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