Navigating The Social Security Disability Maze
If you are unable to work because of a disability, there are a few things you should know about your Social Security rights. Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) were created to help people who are unable to earn sufficient income due to a disability. However, getting benefits is no simple task.
Claims that are perfectly valid are often denied. In part, this is the result of the Social Security Administration having to process these claims quickly. They have many to work through, and if they do not see exactly what they are looking for, exactly the way they expect it, in exactly the correct spot, the claim may be rejected. In fact, the majority of claims are rejected at first.
An experienced attorney can help you overcome the denial of your Social Security claim in order for you to get the benefits you need. At Conlon Tarker, P.C., we have spent decades standing up for disabled people and helping them get crucial Social Security benefits.
Contact us today to find out how Conlon Tarker, P.C., in Butler, Pennsylvania, can help with your Social Security Disability issue.
At Conlon Tarker, our Pennsylvania Social Security law advocates help people who have been denied disability benefits. Driven by our commitment to consistent performance, our partners and associates have the experience, recognition, and accolades that make our law firm one of the most respected practices in the region.
We can help you whether you became disabled in an accident, at work or elsewhere. We frequently handle Social Security Disability matters alongside personal injury claims or workers’ compensation claims. Time and time again, our clients tell us that, more than anything, they appreciate the fact that we took the time to walk them through each step of the legal process explaining the aspects of their case as it was happening.
What To Know About Disability Benefits
Remember, SSDI and SSI benefits have different eligibility requirements. SSDI benefits increase for workers based on lifetime taxable working income, whereas SSI income is available to older adults or people with disabilities whose income and assets fall below a certain amount.
If you have been denied benefits after an initial application and would like to appeal, or if you are getting ready to file and would like to have an attorney guide you through the process of acquiring all necessary medical forms and paperwork, we can help. We can also help if you have a child with a disability and need assistance as you are getting ready to apply for benefits or beginning the appeals process.
You can learn more at our Social Security FAQ.
Do You Qualify For Social Security Disability Insurance?
Chances are that you qualify for SSDI if you have an eligible disability or terminal illness that prevents you from working or performing normal work-related responsibilities for a period of 12 months. It is also important that your work history shows that you have worked long enough to be eligible for SSDI benefits. Most SSDI benefits are paid to people who are disabled, whether from a job injury or other debilitating condition, and to their children and widowers, as well as adults who have been disabled since they were children.
Do You Qualify For Supplemental Security Income?
Supplemental Security Income is available for anyone who is disabled, but has not worked long enough to be eligible for SSDI. SSI benefits are not based on work history. SSI is meant to help people who are limited in their income and resources to help pay for necessary living expenses.
Call For A Free Evaluation Of Your Social Security Benefits Claim
At Conlon Tarker, P.C., we believe in performance, not promises. If you require experienced legal assistance in the handling of your Social Security Disability application or pending case, contact our law firm today. Our lawyers offer free consultations. Call 888-312-5366 or 724-602-4317.