Social Security Disability
Social Security disability is something that all people earn while they are working. It is not a hand-out but rather the result of employers paying the federal government social security insurance for their workers who have earned this right.
2 kinds of Social Security Disability:
SSDI- This is when a person has a physical disability or illness that prevents the person from working any job, not just your own.
SSI- This is when a person has an inability to get a job and has assets of less than $2,000.00
Process of getting approved for SSDI:
- The process of applying for these benefits starts by the injured or ill person filling out a form either on the website or in the Social Security office and explaining why he or she cannot work.
- The person then will receive a letter in the mail of either a "denial" or a successful claim.
- If denied, call us as the person has an opportunity to appeal for a Reconsideration with 60 days.
- If denied at the Reconsideration level, call us. The person can appeal again for an Administrative Law Judge hearing.
- If denied again, call us as the person can appeal to the Appeals Council..
- If denied again, the person still has an opportunity to win by filing a claim in the United States District Court.
Process of getting approval for SSI:
This process involves the person going to the Social Security office and filling out an application. Normally, the attorney does not get involved with these applications because it only involves a person’s assets.