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What’s The Difference Between SSDI and SSI?

Many people who are in the process of applying for disability benefits through the Social Security Administration (SSA) are confused as to whether they may be eligible for Supplemental Security Income (SSI) and Social Security Disability (SSDI) or both. While both measure disability the same way, there are many differences between these two types of

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How To Navigate Applying for Jobs When You’re Injured/Disabled

Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, the federal government has implemented several expansions to unemployment benefits to buffer the financial effects of the pandemic. Those expansions included adding $300 to each week of unemployment benefits and extending unemployment benefits to people who don’t usually qualify for them, such as independent contractors and the self-employed. However, California is

What Rights Do People with Disabilities Have in the Workplace?

31 years ago, the Americans with Disabilities Act was signed into law. This landmark piece of legislation made discrimination against people with disabilities unlawful in the workplace, schools, transportation, and other parts of the public sphere. As a result of this law and many others, the 61 million American adults with disabilities have far more

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Can Your Employer Force You to Get the COVID-19 Vaccine?

With nearly half of adult Americans fully vaccinated against COVID-19, many workplaces are opening their doors again to in-person operations. This has raised the question nationwide: Can your employer force you to get a COVID-19 vaccine? At the outset, no employer can force you to get a COVID-19 vaccine. However, you may lose your employment

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5 Things Your Employer Must Do

California employees have many rights and protections under California law. Some are obvious; for example, an employer must pay you for time worked.  However, there are many actions taken by an employer that may be illegal.  This list explores five common instances where employer actions are prohibited. Your employer cannot fire you for pursuing workers’

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How Do I Apply for Social Security Disability Benefits?

Individual Social Security Disability benefits may be available to those who have a medical condition that makes them incapable of earning at least $1,310 per month. These benefits are broken down into two types: Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) for workers recently displaced by their disabilities and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) for the disabled that