Your Social Security Disability Claim is important. The Clinesmith Firm can help you obtain Social Security Disability Insurance and Supplemental Security Income. Under these Social Security programs, individuals receive monthly checks and medical benefits. If you are not working because of an illness, an injury or emotional problems, you may be eligible to receive SSDI or SSI benefits. Our lawyers can help your in making an appeal if benefits have been denied.
There are distinctions between the SSDI and SSI programs:
Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) provides benefits to disabled people (including certain disabled dependents) who have paid into the Social Security trust fund through Federal Insurance Contributions Act (FICA) taxes.
Supplemental Security Income (SSI) provides financial aid based on needs to disabled people who meet low-income guidelines. SSI program benefits are available to the disabled regardless of their employment history.
According to the Social Security Act, to qualify for disability payments (either SSDI or SSI) you must prove that you cannot do any work for which you are suited due to a medical condition that is expected to last for a minimum of a year, or is terminal. Many first time applicants are denied and others have had their benefits terminated. Insufficient medical proof of a disabling physical or mental impairment is often to blame for a negative outcome.
The Clinesmith Firm is available for legal support throughout the claims process and can offer invaluable assistance in all of your interactions with the Social Security Administration. We accept clients even before their applications are filed. We can help you complete applications and other forms and collect medical records or other necessary documentation. We can help appeal your claim if you are denied benefits and will ensure that all requirements and deadlines are met. If you must appear before a Social Security Administrative law judge in a hearing to determine your eligibility for disability, your attorney will prepare you for the hearing and present your case before the judge.