Social Security Disability

If you need help in receiving your social security disability benefits, our office can assist you with retaining your benefits.

The Social Security Administration governs two benefit programs: (1) retirement benefits for workers who have reached the prescribed retirement age; (2) disability benefits for people who are unable to work but have not yet attained the prescribed retirement age. There are two disability benefit programs: Social Security Disability Insurance, (SSDI) and Supplemental Security Income, (SSI).

SSDI pays benefits to you and certain family members if you are disabled, worked long enough, and paid Social Security taxes. Your adult child may qualify for benefits on your earnings recorded if they become disabled before age 22. The SSI program pays disabled adults and children who have limited income and resources. It does not pay benefits to family members.

Disability is determined by using a 5-step evaluation: (1) Are you working; (2) severe medical condition; (3) whether medical condition is on the list of impairments; (4) ability to do the work you did before; (5) ability to do any other type of work.

If you are denied your social security benefits, let our office appeal the decision on your behalf.