SOCIAL SECURITY DISABILITY & SSI
Have you submitted a claim for Social Security Disability benefits and been denied? Or are you starting the process of applying for Social Security disability and need help?
If you’re struggling with any aspect of filing or obtaining Social Security disability or Social Security Income, (SSI) the experienced Social Security lawyers at Jeffrey Freedman Attorneys can help you through the process.
What Qualifies as a Disability?
A mental or physical disability may qualify you for disability benefits. Many people think of physical injuries when it comes to disability. However, each year, millions of Americans are diagnosed with mental health disorders that impact their day to day life just as much as any physical injury would.
Learn more about the types of physical disorders that can qualify you for disability.
Who is Eligible?
Before you start the application process it is important to understand not only what may qualify you as disabled but also the differences between Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) and Supplemental Security Income (SSI). Both SSDI and SSI are government run programs that provide financial support to individuals that are considered disabled. However, each program caters to specific circumstances, so you should understand each program’s differences to improve your chances of receiving benefits.
Hiring an Attorney
Before selecting an attorney to represent you in your disability case, you should learn about their experience. You want to make sure you are working with someone that is experienced at obtaining benefits for clients, not someone that does an occasional SSDI or SSI case. That’s what sets the team at Jeffrey Freedman Attorneys apart from others.
Why should I work with a Social Security lawyer?
From the application process to a hearing, it can take months, even years. If you’re unable to work, having no income can create stress and hardship for your family. We understand these complex circumstances and want to help you cut through the red tape, quickly! When you work with an experienced lawyer, we can help you avoid errors in the application process that can lead to denial. We’ll also help you fight back when you’ve been denied a claim.
Worried about cost?
At Jeffrey Freedman Attorneys, PLLC, we never charge an attorney fee until we win your case.
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Applying for SSDI or SSI Benefits
Just applying to receive the benefits can be an overwhelming, complex process. You must complete and submit a number of forms to the Social Security Administration. You’ll also need to be prepared to report on your work history and collect medical documentation to prove your disability. This is the initial phase of the application process.
Have you been denied benefits?
Many clients find their way to us after receiving a denial letter following the initial application process. If you’re denied benefits, it’s important to understand that being denied doesn’t mean your case is closed. It just means you need to submit an appeal. Filing an appeal is a time sensitive job. Appeals must be submitted within 60 days of receiving your denial letter.
When you’re appealing a Social Security disability decision having an experienced attorney on your side can mean the difference between receiving benefits and not. Often, benefits aren’t awarded until the hearing level. Having an attorney with you during this phase has been statically proven to increase your chances of receiving a favorable decision.
Frequently Asked Questions
We’ve worked with thousands of clients just like you. Many of the same questions come up from client to client. For your convenience, we’ve compiled a list of frequently asked questions that you can use as a resource as you’re going through the process of applying for Social Security disability benefits. If you don’t find the answer to your question here, feel free to contact us.