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If I Receive Social Security Benefits, Can I Still Receive a Stimulus Check?

April 27, 2020 by Robert L. Heller
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The U.S. government recently announced that it will issue a stimulus payment to many Americans to help them deal with the economic impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic. The stimulus includes up to $1,200 for each eligible adult and as much...

Does Ohio Have State Disability Benefits?

April 22, 2020 by Robert L. Heller
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Unlike some other states, Ohio unfortunately does not provide short-term disability benefits. However, Ohioans can still apply for disability benefits through the federal Social Security Administration. These benefits are known as Social Security disability Insurance (SSDI). To qualify for SSDI,...

What You Should Expect at a Social Security Disability Video Hearing

February 10, 2020 by Robert L. Heller
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If the Social Security Administration (SSA) denies your application for disability benefits in Ohio, you have the right to appeal. First, you can submit a request for reconsideration. If your application is denied again, then you can request a hearing...

What Qualifies for Social Security Disability Benefits in Ohio?

January 24, 2020 by Robert L. Heller
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If you suffer from a physical or mental impairment that keeps you from working, you may qualify for Social Security disability benefits in Ohio. Regardless of whether you are applying for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) or Supplemental Security Income...

Can I Collect Both Ohio Workers' Compensation Benefits and Social Security Disability Benefits?

December 9, 2019 by Joseph A. Moro
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If you get hurt on the job or suffer from a work-related illness, you may be eligible for both Ohio workers’ compensation benefits and Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) benefits. However, the two types of benefits are different in several...

How Much Disability Pay Can I Receive in Ohio?

September 27, 2019 by Robert L. Heller
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If you cannot work due to a disability, life quickly becomes stressful. You may be struggling to find ways to get the medical care that you need and to handle your monthly living expenses. However, if you have a qualifying...

What Does Residual Functional Capacity Mean?

August 23, 2019 by Robert L. Heller
Disabled man in wheelchair consulting his doctor.

The process of applying for Social Security Disability (SSD) benefits is challenging. The easiest way to obtain benefits is to show that your condition meets the criteria for an impairment listed in the Social Security Administration (SSA) Blue Book. However,...

Can I Receive Disability Benefits For Sleep Apnea Disorder In Ohio?

July 2, 2019 by Robert L. Heller
Man snoring while sleeping.

Sleep apnea is a serious sleep disorder. A person with this condition becomes temporarily unable to move his or her respiratory muscles while sleeping. As a result, the person may experience pauses in breathing or periods of shallow breathing. These...

Eligible Conditions and Disabilities for SSD

June 18, 2019 by Robert L. Heller
Depressed man on wheelchair worried on how to get up in the stairs.

Many people in Ohio and across the country suffer from a medical condition that prevents them from being able to work and earn a living. If their condition meets the Social Security Administration’s definition of a “disability,” then they may...

Six Common Myths About Social Security Disability Benefits

June 4, 2019 by Robert L. Heller
Injured employee visiting lawyer for advice on insurance.

Obtaining Social Security Disability (SSD) benefits can be a challenging task. It is no surprise that many people who attempt to obtain these benefits on their own become confused and frustrated by the process. They may quickly start to believe...

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