Can I Still Work and File for Disability?

Yes, you can. However, the Social Security Administration has a limit on the amount of money that you can earn each month. For 2023, this amount is $1470 (see,amount%20for%202023%20is%20%241470. For updates on SGA). It is important to keep in mind that the Social Security Administration will not only consider work that you did in […]

Common Questions About Filing for Disability

Is there a filing fee? No. There is no fee associated with filing an application for Social Security Disability or Supplemental Security Income benefits. Do I have to be out of work for one year before I file? No. You can file as soon as you come out of work. Does my doctor have to […]

Can I Return to Work if My Condition Improves?

Yes, you can. However, you may want to work for at least three (3) consecutive months before dropping your benefits altogether as your condition may “flare” and prevent you from successfully performing gainful activity. You will have to report your earnings to the Administration and, if you are on Supplemental Security Income, your monthly benefit […]

Breast Cancer

During the month of October, Breast Cancer awareness is greatly focused upon. Every year, men and women are diagnosed with breast cancer, and several are unable to return to work during, and even after, treatment. Individuals who have breast cancer with locally advanced cancer; carcinoma with metastasis to the supraclavicular or infraclavicular nodes, 10 or […]

Post-COVID Syndrome

As we continue through the COVID-19 pandemic, researchers have discovered that some individuals who have recovered from the virus will go on to experience symptoms that linger well beyond testing negative for the virus. These individuals are considered to have post-COVID syndrome. Some of the symptoms of post-COVID syndrome include fatigue, difficulty breathing, joint pain, […]

What is the difference between Medicare and Medicaid?

Understanding the difference between Medicare and Medicaid can be confusing.  Both are major insurance programs providing healthcare to the American public.  Understanding the difference between the two programs can help you decide which program may be right for you. Medicare is an earned-benefit program for those 65 or older and/or certain disabled persons.  To qualify […]

Social Security Administration to reinstate Reconsideration in all states.

What is the Reconsideration process? A Request for Reconsideration is the first step to appealing an initial application denial. This request asks that the Administration take another look at your medical treatment records, work history and activities of daily living and reconsider their determination. Why is the Administration reinstating the Reconsideration process in Alabama? In […]

How am I supposed to make ends meet while waiting on my disability benefits?

Excellent question!  The Social Security Disability appeals process can be long and grueling taking anywhere from 12–24 months in most cases.   Unfortunately, this prolonged wait can lead to financial burdens on Claimants and their families. When possible, try to plan ahead. We offer free consultations to those who are thinking about applying for disability benefits […]
Deborah Grossman Mitchell