Category: Disability


What Will President Trump do about Social Security?

On January 20, Donald Trump became the 45th President of the United States. Throughout his campaign, President Trump repeatedly promised that he would neither cut…

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Should I apply for social security disability?

Frequently we hear from folks who haven’t yet applied – and are wondering whether they should, because they are hopeful that sometime in the future,…

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Can refugees get disability benefits?

As a lawyer who represents many of the small percentage of refugees in Oregon who seek disability benefits, I am often asked about them.  Here…

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Why might a disability "freeze" be important?

Your disability eligibility and even your ultimate retirement benefit are calculated based on your past wage earning record.  If you experience a period of disability,…

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What Congress did to the disability process in the 2015 Budget Bill

Tucked into a corner of the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2015 (which otherwise was good news because it moved money around to make sure that…

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