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Legal Resources for People With a Disability

NLS may help people with serious disabilities qualify for and keep Supplemental Security Income (SSI) and/or Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) benefits from the Social Security Administration. NLS also helps individuals who have underpayment or overpayment issues. 

NLS received a special Disability Advocacy Project (DAP) Innovation Grant, which will increase the legal representation of children and age-18 redeterminations in social security disability cases. 

Disabilities come with their own legal issues, often overlapping or conflicting with other areas of the law. Follow the links below for resources specific to legal issues that pertain to disabilities.


This page provides general practical information and is not legal advice. Please consult a lawyer for specific legal advice. Remember – the laws can change, which could change the information provided here. Make sure that you check for updates before relying on this information.

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