Millions of people turn to the Social Security Administration every year to receive financial assistance through Social Security disability benefits. Filing your disability claim can be an overwhelming process, and a daunting one. More than 60% of Americans have their disability claim denied initially. Fortunately, there may be assistance for you or your loved one through a Social Security disability attorney or advocate.
To have your disability claim reviewed by an expert for free, please fill out our free disability evaluation. A Social Security attorney or advocate will reach out to you to review your options and go over the disability benefits you may be entitled to. Working with an attorney may be able to save you the time of appealing your process, getting you the benefits you’ve earned faster.
Social Security Programs
There are two forms of disability benefits available you: Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) and Supplemental Security Income (SSI). Medically qualifying for each is the same, but technically, SSDI and SSI have their own criteria. SSDI is for people who have worked and paid Social Security taxes, while SSI is for people with a dire financial need. Speak with an attorney to determine if you should apply for SSDI, SSI, or even both. You can learn more on:
You’ll need a fair amount of materials ready to apply for disability benefits, including, but not limited to: your Social Security number, your tax records and employment history, a history of your medication and treatments, and any dependents who could be eligible for disability benefits under your account. You can apply online or at a local office. A Social Security attorney or advocate can help you get your application process started.
This section contains answers to questions on SSDI and SSI eligibility, as well as the disability application and appeals process .