The Social Security Administration denies over two-thirds of all initial applications for Social Security benefits. If you think you satisfy the criteria listed below and have not yet applied for benefits, allow us to help you through the process and minimize your chance of denial. If you have already applied and been denied, contact us today to discuss your options on appeal.
Do you have a consistent work history but can no longer work due to a permanent disability? If so, you should consider applying for Social Security Disability Insurance. SSDI is a federal program that provides aid to people with permanent disabilities that make it impossible to work and earn an income greater than $1,000 per month. Because the program is funded through Social Security Tax revenues, eligibility and the amount of aid awarded depend on whether the applicant has a consistent work history over five of the past ten years and the amount of money the applicant paid in Social Security taxes during that time.
Are you disabled and scraping the bottom of the barrel to make ends meet? Is your work history insufficient to obtain SSDI? Is your income still beneath the national poverty guidelines despite an award of SSDI? If so, Supplemental Security Income may be the answer you have been looking for.
SSI is a federal program that provides aid to low income individuals. Because the program is funded through the federal general revenue fund rather than Social Security Tax revenues, the amount of aid is based strictly on need, without regard to an applicant’s work or tax history. SSI is also available to income qualifying families with a disabled child.