The Social Security Disability Lawyers of The Accident & Disability Attorneys of Monge & Associates have experience with disability benefits claims. We can help you.
The two largest federal programs for assisting individuals with disabilities are part of the broader Social Security program. Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) provide benefits to Americans who, through no fault of their own, cannot work to provide for themselves. SSDI, as its name implies, is an insurance benefit provided to disabled workers who have paid into the program. SSI helps individuals whose disability has left them with little or no income to meet basic needs.
For each program, an applicant must meet Social Security’s definition of “disabled.” They must provide detailed medical records and other information. If an SSDI or SSI benefits claim is denied, it can be extremely difficult for anyone to work their way through the programs’ complex governmental regulations.
If you have suffered a serious personal injury that has left you unable to work, or if you suffer from a disability that prevents you from earning a living wage, the SSDI and SSI programs are meant for you. Allow our Social Security disability lawyers to help you obtain the benefits you deserve. Call The Accident & Disability Attorneys of Monge & Associates today or use our online contact form. We can provide a free review of your case.
Social Security Benefits for the Disabled
An accident or disease can cause any of us to suddenly become unable to work. In fact, the Social Security Administration says a 20-year-old worker has a 3-in-10 chance of becoming disabled before reaching retirement age. Because of this possibility, the safety net that the American system provides to its citizens includes two distinct programs for disabled workers:
- Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) – This program pays benefits to disabled people and certain members of their family if the disabled individual has worked long enough and paid Social Security taxes.
- Supplemental Security Income (SSI) – This program pays benefits based on financial need. It is often paid to people whose disabilities have prevented them from entering the workforce.
The rules and regulations governing SSDI and SSI have grown lengthy and complex. Even though online technology has made it easier to apply for and, if necessary, appeal SSDI and SSI benefit denials, it can still be overwhelming. The process can be especially difficult for someone whose energy should be focused on dealing with a disability.
Yet, if you are disabled, you have a right to these benefits. Social Security Disability Insurance or Supplemental Security Income benefits specifically exist to help someone like you.
Contact Our Social Security Disability Claims Lawyers Today
If you or someone you care about has recently become disabled and needs Social Security disability benefits to make ends meet, let us help you win your case. Our lawyers are experienced with SSDI and SSI claims and appeals. We stay thoroughly versed in changes to these complex programs.
Our Social Security disability claims lawyers can assist you in gathering and filing SSDI and SSI claims. We will stand beside you and fight if you must appeal a denied claim. For a free case review, call us today or use our online contact form. We can get you started on protecting your rights and getting the benefits you deserve.