Social Security pays benefits through two programs: the Social Security disability insurance program (SSD) and the Supplemental Security Income (SSI) program.
Social Security Disability is a monthly payment for individuals who cannot complete a 40-hour workweek without missing work due to physical or mental problems. The inability to work must be one that will prevent you from working for at least one year. Medical evidence is necessary to prove your claim. You must also have worked and earned enough social security credits over a certain length of time in order to be eligible.
Social Security Disability for Adults is paid to a person who has earned 20 credits towards retirement or has worked five of the last 10 years.
Social Security Disability for Widows or Widowers is paid to a person that is at least 50 years of age and becomes disabled after the death of their spouse. The deceased spouse must have been employed and earned enough social security credits over a certain length of time in order to be eligible.
Social Security Disability for an Adult Child is paid to a child who becomes disabled prior to the age of 22. The child must have worked and earned enough social security credits over a certain length of time in order to be eligible. A child whose parents have died is also eligible so long as the child’s parents have earned enough social security credits over a certain length of time.
Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits are paid to someone who does not have enough social security work credits (earnings) and who has limited financial means (low income).
Supplemental Security Income for children up to the age of 18 is paid to the parent or guardian of a person who is disabled because of a mental or physical disability.
DO YOU NEED ASSISTANCE in FILING YOUR INITIAL SOCIAL SECURITY DISABILITY (SSD) or SUPPLEMENTAL SECURITY INCOME (SSI)?
We will assign someone experienced with SSI and SSD who will help you collect medical evidence, data and reports and help you complete the needed forms requested by the Social Security Administration in a timely manner so that when you file your initial application, you will have a better chance of winning your claim. We do not charge a fee unless we win your disability benefits.
HAVE YOU APPLIED AND BEEN TURNED DOWN FOR SOCIAL SECURITY BENEFITS?
We offer a free Social Security Disability (SSD) or Supplemental Security Income (SSI) case evaluation. If you have questions or believe you need to hire a lawyer with experience representing persons with disabilities, Please print out and complete the form provided by clicking the link below and fax it to us. Your claim will be received by our staff who will contact you to discuss your claim in detail, or refer you to someone that would be able to assist you. There is no cost or obligation for this evaluation service.