We spend our lives working so hard to provide for our families. Unfortunately, while we can plan our path to some degree, we can never plan for a life-changing disability that takes away our capacity to work and earn money.
Some disabilities, while painful and frustrating, are only short-term and can be covered by insurance or other programs until you're ready to get back to work. However, when you're suffering from a physical or mental condition that may not get better, it's time to look in to Social Security disability benefits.
Applying for Social Security disability can be a headache, to say the least. It can take a long time until Social Security bureaucrats make a decision about your application, and if one detail is wrong or missing, you could be denied benefits.
When you are disabled, suffering, and out of work, every minute counts. By working with the Social Security Disability Attorneys of Monge and Associates, you can be sure that your claim will be submitted correctly the first time around, or, if your claim has already been denied, we will stand by you and fight to appeal the decision. Call today for a free case review at 1-800-899-5442, or request a free copy of our book, Ultimate Guide to Winning Your Social Security Disability Claim.
SSDI vs. SSI: Which One Should You Apply For?
There are two disability programs offered by the Social Security Administration (SSA), and it is important to understand the difference between the two. What it really comes down to is whether or not you worked in a job where you paid Social Security taxes.
Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI). This program pays benefits to disabled individuals and certain members of their families if the disabled individual has worked long enough and paid Social Security taxes.
Supplemental Security Income (SSI). This program pays benefits based on financial need. It is often paid to people whose disabilities have prevented them from entering the workforce.
To qualify for either of these programs, you must meet the SSA definition of "disabled" and provide detailed medical records and other information to back up your claim. You want to get your application right the first time around, because it is astonishing how long it can take the SSA to approve you for benefits.
Social Security Disability Lawyers With a Nationwide Reach
The Social Security Disability Attorneys of Monge and Associates are available to help disabled individuals from all over the country with their Social Security disability claims and appeals. When you're unable to work, disability benefits can make a huge difference in your quality of life as you struggle with your condition.
With the process and rules being so complicated, you want to have a SSDI or SSI attorney on your side to make sure things go smoothly and that you begin to receive disability benefits in a timely fashion. Call us at 1-800-899-5442 today for a free consultation.
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