Social Security and disability benefits

Lupus Foundation of America

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Disability law attorney Sheri Abrams, author of “Don’t Gamble with Your Social Security Disability Benefits,” talks about disability and other benefits issues for people with lupus. Because lupus can be a disabling disease, it can make it challenging for an individual to continue working. Social Security Disability is a government program that provides income protection for people who are considered to be permanently disabled due to a chronic condition.

How and When Should You Apply for Benefits

    • Apply as soon as possible---do not wait
    • Apply online at SSA.GOV or 
    • Call SSA at 1-800-772-1213 and arrange for a telephone or in person appointment.
Sheri R. Abrams

is an attorney at law practicing Social Security disability law, estate planning, elder law and special needs planning for more than 20 years.