Elizabeth Dickey

Leigh Dickey holds a law degree from the University of Virginia and an undergraduate degree from the University of Chicago. Between 1998 and 2012, she worked as a legal aid lawyer in Virginia, Oregon, and Alaska. She assisted low-income clients with a variety of problems, including problems with Medicaid and other public benefits.

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Articles By Elizabeth Dickey

Can I Negotiate the Overpayment I Owe Social Security?
If you receive a notice of overpayment from Social Security saying that it paid you too much disability benefits, review it carefully to understand why Social Security has issued it. If you disagree that you owe an overpayment at all, or if you think Social Security has calculated a larger overpayment than the one that you owe, then you should appeal the overpayment.
How long will it take to receive my award letter from the SSA?
Claimants usually receive their award letters within a few months of Social Security approving their disability applications. However, Social Security does not have a set deadline for issuing award letters. Some claimants will get their letters very early, and some claimants will still be waiting for their award letters even after Social Security has issued the first disability payment.
What's Covered in a Disability Award Letter?
If Social Security approves your disability claim, it will send you an award letter. A disability award letter will include:
How Do I Apply for SSI for My Child?
 How to apply and information you'll need.
How to Apply for SSI Disability Benefits
If you are over 65, blind, or disabled, you may be eligible to receive Supplemental Security Income, or SSI.
Understanding the Difference Between SSI and SSDI
When one files a disability claim with the Social Security Administration, it will consider the applicant for both Supplemental Security Income (SSI) and Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI).
Child Social Security Disability Application Requirements
About the Child Disability Report and what to do with it.