Melissa Linebaugh

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Melissa Linebaugh graduated with honors from the University of Baltimore School of Law and is a member of the Maryland bar. She has a background in criminal, disability, and family law. Ms. Linebaugh works as a general practitioner.

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Articles By Melissa Linebaugh

Eligibility for Michigan Social Security Disability Insurance Benefits and SSI
Find out about Michigan's state supplemental payments, plus how to appeal a denial of Social Security disability or SSI and whether you qualify for Medicaid.
Indiana Disability Benefits: Social Security Disability Insurance and SSI
Find out about Indiana's state supplemental payments, plus how to appeal a denial of Social Security disability or SSI and whether you qualify for Medicaid.
Illinois Disability Benefits: Social Security Disability Insurance and SSI
If you live in Illinois and are disabled, you can receive cash assistance through the state's Aid to the Aged, Blind and Disabled (AABD) program or through the federal governments.
Social Security Dependents Benefits for Spouses of Disability Recipients
Your spouse is entitled to a Social Security spousal benefit if he or she is over 62 or cares for your child who is disabled or under 16.
How Much Can You Work While Receiving SSI Disability Benefits?
One of the basic requirements for disability benefits is that your medical condition is so severe it prevents you from performing a substantial amount of work.
How Much in Social Security Disability Benefits Can You Get?
Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) is a federal insurance program that provides benefits to qualified workers who can no longer work.
Getting Disability Benefits for Crohn’s Disease
Crohn’s disease causes inflammation deep in the layers of the intestinal wall and throughout the gastrointestinal track.
Social Security Benefits for Adult Children With Severe Disabilities
If your adult child is disabled and can't do any significant amount work, he or she may be able to collect Social Security child benefits or SSI disability benefits.
Disability Benefits for the Self-Employed
Can you own or run a small business and collect Social Security disability benefits?
What Is Substantial Gainful Activity (Work) to Social Security?
Substantial gainful activity is the level of work that a person without a disability can do.