Some disability payments are free of income tax and there are special deductions and tax credits available to disabled people and their caregivers.read more
Accessible Housing Austin! is a nonprofit founded in 2005 by a group of advocates who recognized the critical need for affordable housing for people with disabilities.read more
Hanukkah, Christmas, and New Year’s present special challenges for people with disabilities. With a little planning some of this discomfort and anxiety can be avoided.read more
Certain impairments, such as blindness, automatically qualify for Social Security disability. If an applicant’s vision in both eyes is 20/200 or worse, they will qualify. Social Security DisabilityHow to Qualify for SSDIHow do I apply?SSDI Disabling DiseasesAppealing...read more
Under federal law, some government benefits are protected and cannot be garnished or “frozen.” Does this include SSI, VA and SSDI benefits? A lawyer explains.read more
What happens if you are injured suddenly or contract a serious illness and are unable to work for an extended period of time? What should you do first?read more
There are differences in eligibility requirements, application process, and compensation, but perhaps the most important distinction is the way the two agencies define “disability.”read more
In Austin, Capital Metro has instituted a ride share program to meet the transportation needs of people with disabilities at an affordable price.read more
In the Austin/Travis County area there are several resources for people who need short-term financial assistance to pay for utilities, rent and medical and dental care. Social Security DisabilityHow to Qualify for SSDIHow do I apply?SSDI Disabling DiseasesAppealing a...read more
The SSA recognizes systemic sclerosis as an impairment but to be eligible for disability benefits you must be able to provide medical documentation that you meet their definition.read more
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