Help with Disability Claims - Q & A

Q. How do I apply for Social Security Disability benefits? 

A. If you are no longer able to work due to an illness, disability or medical condition, you may be entitled for SSDI benefits. For most employees, a portion of your pay is deducted for Social Security Disability Insurance. Your SSDI benefit amount will depend on the lifetime of your earnings. In order to apply for SSSDI benefits, contact us, apply online at www.ssa.gov, or visit your local SSA field office.  If you believe you or a loved one is entitled to Social Security Disability benefits, please contact us to help you with this process.

Q. How do I apply for SSI (Supplemental Security Income) benefits? 

A.  If you are no longer able to work due to an illness, disability or medical condition, you may be entitled for SSI benefits.  SSI benefits are based on need, and income and resource limits are low and strictly enforced.  You may qualify for SSI benefits even if you have never worked or stopped working a long time ago. In order to apply for SSI benefits, contact us or visit your local SSA field office.

Q. I already applied for SSDI / SSI, and was rejected. Could I still get benefits? 

A. Over 60% of all Social Security Disability applications are initially rejected. A lot of these cases are valid claims that simply need more detailed paperwork or more medical documentation.  There is never a fee for a consultation, so if you or a loved one needs help wading through the Social Security bureaucracy, contact us for help in putting your appeal together.