Disability Issues and Rights
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This category covers issues that people with a physical or mental disability may be dealing with, including around education, rights, work, estate planning, or other issues.
Disability public benefits refer to financial assistance provided by the government to individuals with disabilities. These benefits may include Social Security disability insurance (SSDI), Supplemental Security Income (SSI), Medicare, Medicaid, housing assistance, and vocational rehabilitation services. Benefits may also be offered by the state including specialized transportation, home health care, and respite services. In some cases, individuals may also be able to get help with medical expenses, food, utilities, and educational services.
This covers the federal rights and protections people under the federal Fair Housing Act have when they are renting and buying a home, getting a mortgage, seeking housing assistance, or engaging in other housing-related actions. It includes protections based on a person's race, color, national origin, religion, sex, familial status, and disability. This covers when these protections apply and how to file a fair housing discrimination complaint.
Coverage options for people with disabilities. If you have a special health care need — like if you’re terminally ill, need help with daily activities, get regular care at home or in another community setting, live in a long-term care facility or group home, or have a condition that limits your ability to work — or if you have a disability, you have a number of options for health coverage. If you currently have Medicaid or Medicare, you’re considered covered under the health care law and don’t need a Marketplace plan. If you don’t have health coverage, you can fill out a Marketplace application to find out if you qualify for savings on a private health plan or for coverage through Medicaid.
This resource covers information about appealing any decision Social Security makes on your case about whether you are entitled to Social Security benefits or payments. This resource also covers information about the hearing process when you request a hearing through an administrative law judge.
This information goes over how a person with a disability might ask for a reasonable accommodation in housing to allow access for a disability.
This resource covers the benefits program Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI), which pays cash to individuals who are disabled (and their family members) if a person has worked long enough and has paid Social Security taxes. This covers issues with eligibility for SSDI, applications for it, hearings about it, getting paid, dealing with overpayments, maintaining it, and terminating it.
Learn about your child's right to accommodation in public (including charter) schools, how to request evaluation or re-evaluation, and what kind of accommodations are common.