What is Social Security disability benefits anyway? Social Security pays disability benefits through two programs. One is the Social Security disability insurance program. The other is the Supplemental Security Income (SSI) program.
Social Security Disability Insurance Benefits
The Social Security disability insurance program (SSDI) has been around for almost 60 years.
It’s not a free program! You’ve earned your right to your benefits when you need them.
To be insured, you must have worked 20 of the last 40 quarters. There are other rules to accommodate the age of the younger worker.
Supplement Security Income Benefits
Another program is for individuals who have not worked enough to be insured for the Social Security disability insurance program. There are also certain income and resource requirements. This is the SSI or Supplemental Security Income program.
The disability requirements are the same for both programs.
Social Security pays benefits to people who can’t work because of a medical condition. The condition must be expected to last at least one year or result in death.
Social Security disability rules are strictly followed. You are either totally disabled or not. There are no provisions for partial or short-term disability programs.
So far, so good, right. Make a claim; get paid.
This is where everything can get screwed up!
Social Security uses many regulations which may prevent you from getting paid. Recent numbers show that over 60 percent of initial applications are denied. Unfortunately many, many claimants just give up without pursuing all their options. For more information…
The Social Security Administration Can Make Mistakes About Your Social Security Disability Benefits!!!
You deserve the monthly benefits you worked hard for. Don’t lose your benefits because of a mistake! Present your whole story with help from an experienced lawyer.
“Trust your claim to me, Social Security Disability attorney Hallman Woods. For more than 50 years, I have represented people with claims for injuries and disabilities. I only represent clients with Social Security Disability Insurance and Supplemental Security Income claims.”
For more information about your eligibility for benefits, call me at (337) 364-4556. Or, send an email using the online contact form. Tell me about your case. Initial case evaluations are free. There is no fee unless you win your case.
If your current application was denied, it is important that you come in for a free review as soon as possible. There are crucial deadlines for an appeal.