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

Getting Disability Benefits for Crohn’s Disease
Crohn’s disease causes inflammation deep in the layers of the intestinal wall and throughout the gastrointestinal tract.
How Much in Disability Benefits Can You Get From Social Security?
How much your SSDI (Social Security disability) benefit will be is based on your lifetime earnings. Here's how Social Security calculates your SSDI payment.
Is Asthma a Disability? Facts Social Security Considers
If you have frequent asthma attacks that require medical attention, you should be able to get disability benefits.
Disability Benefits for the Self-Employed
Can you own or run a small business and collect Social Security disability benefits?
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.
North Carolina Disability Benefits: Social Security Disability Insurance and SSI
Persons with disabilities who live in North Carolina and cannot work may be eligible for Social Security Disability (SSDI) or Supplemental Security Income (SSI).
Getting Disability for Irritable Bowel Syndrome
Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is a chronic disease of the intestines that causes abdominal pain and bloating, cramping, gas, constipation, diarrhea and mucus in the stool.
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.
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.
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.