Over our years of experience representing Social Security claims, we have found our clients have had some common questions. If you have any questions, please schedule a consultation with us so we can give you the information that you need.
It is not required to have an attorney to apply for benefits, but the process is complicated and up to 70% of initial claims are denied. Experienced attorneys can provide answers to your questions, navigate you through the application process and assist you with the appeals process.
The Social Security Administration manages two programs that provide benefits based on disability or blindness, the Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI or SSD) program and the Supplemental Security Income (SSI) program.
SSDI provides benefits to disabled or blind persons who are “insured” by workers’ contributions to the Social Security trust fund. These contributions are based on your earnings (or those of your spouse or parents) as required by the Federal Insurance Contributions Act (FICA).
The SSI program makes cash assistance payments to aged, blind, and disabled persons (including children) who have limited income and resources. The Federal Government funds SSI from general tax revenues. Many states pay a supplemental benefit to persons in addition to their Federal benefits.
Yes, you can return to work while receiving Social Security disability benefits. There are special rules to help you get back to work without jeopardizing your initial benefits.