Social Security pays people just like you who cannot work because of medical problems. Social Security pays two basic kinds of benefits, Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) and SSI (Supplemental Security Income). You can get Social Security Disability Insurance benefits if you have worked long enough. You can get SSI benefits if you do not have much money.
You can get the experienced help you need to apply for your Social Security Disability and SSI benefits. Once you contact us and we can get your application going, there are steps we help you follow. With completed forms, information about your health care treatment, and releases, you can expect the application step to take a few months. SSI claims require more information about your financial resources during the application to allow you to apply. Social Security approves roughly one-third of the applications for benefits it receives.
If Social Security denies your disability insurance or SSI claim applications, the next appeal step is called the “reconsideration” stage. This appeal process usually takes another few months. Social Security approves about one in ten reconsideration appeals. If Social Security denies you again, you must request a hearing. Social Security can make you wait over a year to hold your hearing depending on where you live. Social Security approves benefits for a little more than half of those going to a hearing. If your administrative law judge (ALJ) at your hearing denies you benefits, there is an Appeals Council step. Social Security sends back or approves about a quarter of the appeals it receives. Each of these steps requires an appeal before the deadline listed in your denial notice. Our attorneys and professionally trained paralegals here at DisabilityLawyer.com appeal your Social Security benefits claim for you to preserve your right to the benefits you need.
Social Security Disability benefits pay you monthly based on how long you worked and how much you made. You can get estimates of your monthly Disability Insurance payment from your annual Social Security statement or by contacting them. If you receive disability insurance benefits, you will normally qualify for Medicare coverage after a waiting period of two years.
Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits pay you monthly benefits based on your financial need in your household. If you qualify for both disability insurance and SSI benefits, you will receive only as much SSI as you need to pay you a certain minimum monthly amount you qualify for.
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Social Security decides whether you get benefits based on how bad your medical problems are. Your first call is easy. We listen to you. We find out what’s wrong. We ask about your medical care. We find out how long you have been unable to work. And since we are a real law firm with real lawyers, everything you say to us is private and confidential. Your first call is also free or complete our Free Disability Evaluation.