Social Security and Disability Benefits
If you have paid into the Social Security system while working for at least five of the past ten years, you may be eligible to receive SSDI benefits, known as Social Security Disability Insurance. The resources available to you, the probability of recovery or rehabilitation and the extent of your injury all help to determine the length and dollar amount of the benefits you will receive.
The Social Security Administration manages two benefits programs. Each program has specific eligibility criteria including work history, income and resources available to you, among other things. All of these factors help determine what benefits you are eligible for. At The Brown Law Firm, we will help you through the entire process and provide you with the background knowledge you need to determine what you are eligible for, whether you are simply applying or re-applying for your Social Security benefits.
If you have not paid into the Social Security system due to your age, lack of employment, or other reasons, you may be entitled to Supplemental Security Income, also called SSI benefits. This program is an alternative to SSDI benefits and is a needs-based offering extended to those who have been injured but have not contributed to the Social Security system. We will assist you with filing for SSI benefits and inform you of the contributing factors that impact your benefits, such as your financial need and how badly are hurt.
Do not feel alone or discouraged if your initial application for Social Security Disability benefits has been denied. Many people make the mistake of applying for those benefits without first receiving guidance or compiling the appropriate medical records needed to substantiate a claim. At The Brown Law Firm, we can explain how the Social Security Administration assesses a claim for benefits and advise you about the levels of proof required before the review board seriously considers your application.
At The Brown Law Firm, we provide honest advice about your eligibility for benefits and the dollar amount to which you are entitled. To prevail as a Social Security Disability claimant, you must demonstrate that a medically verifiable “impairment” makes it impossible for you to find “substantial gainful employment” given your education, experience, age and background. We can explain more clearly whether your injury qualifies you for Social Security Disability benefits based on current law.
Our law firm offers several advantages for our clients:
- Personal, dedicated service: When you call The Brown Law Firm, you don’t have to talk to a machine or go through dozens of people to speak to someone who can help you. We take the time to listen your needs and personally assist you with your case every step of the way.
- Full service: Many law firms will work on filing your Social Security Disability case but will not help you with an appeal or with any questions later in the process. We are here to assist you with all of your needs.