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Can children receive Social Security Disability benefits?

Many Whittier area residents have heard of Social Security Disability (SSD) and many receive these benefits because of their physical or mental disabilities. SSD helps people receive compensation when they are not able to work due to a physical or mental handicap. But...

What Are My Options?: Hearing Options in the Era of COVID

Traditionally, the Social Security Administration (SSA) conducted disability hearings in-person. These hearings occurred before one of the approximately 1,500 administrative law judges (ALJs) working out of SSA’s nearly 150 local hearing offices, or Office of Hearings...

Disability isn’t necessarily permanent

We often talk about disability in stark, dualistic terms, as though the world contains only the permanently abled and the permanently disabled and no one in between. In fact, many people become disabled at some point in their lives due to illness or injury and then...