Special Needs Trust and protecting your SSI benefit?

Recently on our legal forum a user asked, “I have been receiving Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits for about ten years. I recently had an uncle die. I didn’t realize it until a few weeks ago but he did not have a will. Now, as his closest living relative, I am scheduled to inherit about $10,000. I thought I had read, however, something about a Special Needs Trust? What can I do to protect my SSI payments?”

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Reasonable Accommodation for my disability?

Recently on our legal forum a user asked, “I was recently diagnosed with Parkinson’s Disease. I am having trouble performing my normal job duties. I think if my employer would make certain modifications, however, I might be able to continue to work. Can you tell me more about the laws regarding disability discrimination and reasonable accommodation.

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Workers compensation refusing to pay. Can I get SSDI?

Recently on our legal forum a user asked, “I was injured at work. My company is refusing to pay workers compensation for the injury because they said that my negligent actions- horseplay with another employee- negated their legal obligations. I am going to challenge the denial, but if I lose can I still apply for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI)?”

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Personal injury what do I do now?

Recently on our disability forum a user asked, “I was paralyzed in a car accident. My doctor says that I will never walk again or regain functionality in my hands. I was a nurse prior to the personal injury, but I know that I will not be able to go back to work. What steps should I take now? I know I will get a personal injury settlement from the at fault driver, but I am also wondering whether I can also get Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) for my injuries?”

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Established Onset Date for SSDI how important is it?

Recently on our legal forum a user asked, “My husband applied for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) two years ago. Somehow the SSA convinced him to say that his disability started later than it really did. Now he has lost all of his back pay. I am confused about the process and don’t really understand what his established onset date for his disability really means?”

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