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Can You Get SSDI for Bipolar Disorder?

Posted on: July 26, 2019

Bipolar disorder is considered a “qualifying disorder” for SSDI When thinking about Social Security Disability benefits (such as SSDI), many people first consider physical disabilities. Yet millions of Americans have mental health conditions that limit their ability to work — such as bipolar disorder. Although bipolar disorder is relatively rare, the majority of people with […] read more →

Proposed Changes to Trucking Safety Rules May Lead to More Accidents

Posted on: July 23, 2019

The rules would relax Hours of Service Regulations We rely on tractor trailers, or big rigs, to transport necessary goods across the country. Without these trucks — and the men and women who drive them — the shelves in our stores would be empty, our gas stations wouldn’t have fuel, and our hospitals wouldn’t have […] read more →

What’s the Difference Between SSDI and SSI?

Posted on: July 19, 2019

Understanding more about these benefits can help you decide if you should apply for one — or both — types In the world of Social Security benefits, there are so more acronyms that even experienced professionals may have trouble remembering all of them. Yet making sense of them is critical to understanding your rights, and […] read more →

What Are Wage and Hour Violations?

Posted on: July 16, 2019

Some types of wage theft are more common than others Every day, millions of workers across the United States have their wage and hour rights violated. These rights are established under both federal law (the Fair Labor Standards Act, or FLSA) and state law (California Labor Code). These violations result in what is known as […] read more →

Can I Be Fired While on Disability Leave?

Posted on: July 12, 2019

If you are on approved leave, you may have a claim if you are terminated. If you take medical leave, you don’t want to have to worry about whether your job is safe while you are focusing on your health. Yet most employees in the United States (including in California) are at-will, which means that […] read more →

What Is a Fitness for Duty Exam?

Posted on: July 5, 2019

The exam can only be required in limited situations. If you have a disability, you are entitled to certain protections under both federal and California law. Having documentation of your disability does not mean that your employer cannot take request additional information regarding your ability to perform essential job functions. In certain situations, your employer […] read more →

What Is a Dire Needs Letter?

Posted on: June 30, 2019

A dire needs letter can help speed up the Social Security disability process. For many people, the wait for a decision on an application for Social Security disability benefits is excruciating. Facing health issues and an inability to work, the bills may mount up — making it impossible to pay for basic life necessities. In […] read more →

What Is Sedentary Work?

Posted on: June 28, 2019

To qualify for disability benefits, you must not be able to do sedentary work. The process of applying for Social Security disability benefits can be confusing. There are complex regulations to follow, and each applicant must submit evidence to the Social Security Administration (SSA) to support their claim. Understanding how it all works, including the […] read more →

What Is a Continuing Disability Review?

Posted on: June 24, 2019

This review happens periodically to determine ongoing eligibility for benefits Being approved for Social Security disability benefits can be a difficult process. Filling out the paperwork, complying with the documentation requests, and going to a hearing (if necessary) can be both demanding and time-consuming. Yet even after you have been approved for benefits, you are […] read more →

Can an Employer Ask about My Mental Health?

Posted on: June 18, 2019

Companies generally cannot question you about your mental health. Everyone has bad days, weeks, or even months. Yet for some people, these days are more than just a bad mood; they are symptoms of a mental illness, such a depression, bipolar disorder, or anxiety. If you suffer from mental health issues, it may impact much […] read more →

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