Compensation When You’re Unable To Work
Common Setbacks To Obtaining SSD
The two most common programs are Disability Insurance Benefits (DIB, also known as SSD) and Supplemental Security Income (SSI). While the medical requirements for these programs are the same, there are important differences in the nonmedical requirements. It is possible to be eligible for both programs.
SSD benefits are generally available to disabled individuals who have a solid work history and have paid Social Security taxes for at least five of the last 10 years.
SSI, meanwhile, is akin to a welfare program for the disabled. To receive benefits, you must only meet certain income requirements. You must generally have less than $2,000 in assets, not counting the value of your home and one car.
Clearly, the rules for SSI can be complex and difficult to understand. We will help you understand your options and pursue the compensation you need.
How A Social Security Disability Lawyer Can Help
The Social Security Administration is designed so that 60-70 percent of all initial applications are denied, even when you give the government all of the information they ask for. Sometimes, it can seem like the Social Security Administration is trying to hold you back.
This is why it is helpful to work with the attorneys at Terry Katz & Associates, PC. We know what information the government wants, and we know how they process their cases. We have successfully represented thousands of clients. Even if your case is denied, we can help you file an appeal and take your case to court to fight for the benefits you deserve.
Contact us for a free consultation. There is no upfront fee; we only get paid if we win your case. To schedule an appointment, you can call us at 888-488-7459, or you may reach us online.