The Social Security Administration extends financial benefits to provide assistance for hardships that may occur throughout life, not just during retirement. Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) is based on prior work under Social Security; Supplemental Security Income (SSI) payments are made based on financial need. If denied social security, SSDI or SSI benefits, or applying for benefits for the first time, a denied social security disability lawyer can help with the process.
Who Is Eligible for SSI and SSDI
Workers and employers pay Social Security taxes. Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) is financed with these taxes, and acts as insurance to workers who have earned sufficient credits based on taxable work. The amount of the monthly benefit is based on Social Security earnings of the insured worker.
Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits are available to adults and children who are disabled or blind and meet various other requirements. If you believe you are eligible, a social security administration attorney can help explain disability law and the application procedure.
Why Hire a Lawyer for SSI or SSDI Benefits
In order to receive Social Security benefits, you must be able to prove your injury or disability that prevents you from working; a social security disability application may be denied because the form did not provide enough information.
When applying for benefits, a social security benefits attorney assists with compiling medical documentation and oversees that doctors answer all questions accurately and completely. This includes the opinion of the treating physician.
Appealing a denied disability claim is a complicated process that must adhere to deadlines; if an appeal is not filed before the deadline, the applicant may not receive maximum Social Security benefits. An attorney that practices social security disability law understands the claim process and can help meet the appeal deadlines.
Contact a Lakeland, Tampa, Orlando Disability Lawyer
While it is not necessary to have a lawyer assist with filing a social security disability application or to appeal a denied claim, thorough explanation and presentation of a disability may help obtain SSI or SSDI benefits. For a no obligation, free consultation, contact the Burnetti, P.A. team at 1-888-BURNETTI or online at www.Burnetti.com.
- Social Security Disability Frequently Ask Questions