Are You Entitled To Supplemental Security Income?
If you are disabled and unable to work, it is important that you understand your options to obtain Social Security Disability benefits. Under this federal insurance program, you may be able to file a claim for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) or Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits.
The lawyers at Pfeiffer Brown DiNicola & Frantz in Pottsville, Pennsylvania, are prepared to answer your questions. Call 570-391-0199 to talk to a lawyer for free. We never charge for advice; we will only charge a fee if we win benefits for you.
When Applying For SSI, Experience Matters
The main difference between SSDI and SSI is the work requirement. To qualify for either program you must prove to the Social Security Administration that you are disabled and unable to work for at least one year. SSDI also requires that you have been in the workforce long enough to have paid a sufficient amount of taxes into the program. SSI, on the other hand, is available to those who do not have a long enough work history to obtain SSDI.
When applying for either type of benefits, it is important to have an advocate in your corner. We make sure our clients’ applications are handled correctly, so that the right decision is made as soon as possible.
The SSA denies the majority of initial applications, even though many people who receive denials are eligible for benefits. Even if you meet the criteria for the program, you will be denied benefits if you do not file properly.
Our experienced attorneys will:
- Make sure your paperwork is handled properly and professionally
- Navigate you through the entire process, including appeals as necessary
- Seek benefits for you through workers’ compensation claims and/or personal injury lawsuits if appropriate
- Work diligently to get you benefits as soon as possible
- Answer your questions for free throughout the process
- Take a fee ONLY if we win benefits for you