Elizabeth Dickey

J.D. · University of Virginia School of Law

Leigh Dickey holds a law degree from the University of Virginia and an undergraduate degree from the University of Chicago. Between 1998 and 2012, she worked as a legal aid lawyer in Virginia, Oregon, and Alaska. She assisted low-income clients with a variety of problems, including problems with Medicaid and other public benefits.

Articles By Elizabeth Dickey

Colorado Disability Benefits: Social Security Disability Insurance and SSI
Disabled Colorado residents can collect SSI from the federal government, a supplement from Aid for the Needy Disabled/Blind from Colorado, and are entitled to receive Medicaid.
Montana Disability Benefits: Filing for Social Security
If you live in Montana and become disabled, you can apply for Social Security disability (SSDI) if you've worked for many years or SSI if you have low income and assets.
How Does Medicaid's Medically Needy Program Work?
Medicaid is a program that provides health insurance to adults and children with limited incomes.
Alaska SSDI and SSI Benefits
Find out about Alaska's state supplemental payments and how the PFD affects SSI payments.
Texas SSDI and SSI Benefits
Here's how you can apply for disability benefits in Texas and where to go if you need to appeal a denial.
Types of Services SSI Can Provide for Kids With Disabilities
SSI can help pay for food, shelter, and services for children with special needs.
How Much Does a Social Security Disability Lawyer Cost?
Disability lawyers generally cost about a quarter of your SSDI or SSI back payments—if you win.
How Much Will I Get in SSI Disability Benefits?
The amount of your monthly SSI check will depend on whether you're single or married, live alone or with others, and have other income or not.
Medicaid Basics: Eligibility and Coverage
Medicaid is a program that provides very low-cost or free health care to some adults and children with limited incomes.
When Medicaid in New York Will Pay for a Nursing Home
Private health insurance policies and Medicare generally don't cover long-term care, and few people purchase private long-term care insurance policies.