Although SSI and SSDI are different, they are both administered by the Social Security Administration and the only people that can receive benefits from these programs are those that are disabled and meet the specified medical criteria in order to receive benefits from either program.
In order for you or your family member to receive benefits from Social Security Disability Insurance, you must be insured,Â this means that you must have worked long enough to meet their requirements and paid Social Security taxes. For Supplemental Security Income, benefits are paid based on the individualÂs financial need. When individuals apply for either program, they are required to supply their medical information, along with other required documents in order for a decision to be made as to the persons eligibility. In order for someone to qualify for Social Security disability benefits, they must have worked in jobs that were covered by Social Security, and they must have a medical condition that meets Social Security's definition of a qualifying disability.
In general, Social Security disability benefits are designed to help people who have been injured to such an extent that they cannot work for a year or more because of their disability. These benefits are extremely valuable to the injured worker and their family members, and the benefits typically continue until you are physically able to go back to work on a regular basis.
It is important to note that claims for disability benefits can take several months to process, with an average period of 3 to 5 months. For this reason, it is critical that you are completely prepared when you apply. In order to streamline the process as much as possible, it is important that you contact a Dallas Social Security Disability attorney from the Zendeh Del Law Firm as soon as possible. Because we focus on Social Security disability benefits, we are intimately familiar with the application process, as well as all of the required documentation. We can help you expedite the process as much as possible by ensuring that you gather the proper medical documentation and work history when you apply.
When you qualify for disability benefits, certain family members may also qualify under you and these include your spouse, your children, a disabled child, or a disabled adult child under the age of 22, and others. While each family member may qualify for a monthly benefit up to 50% of your disability rate, there is a cap on the amount that can be paid. At the Zendeh Del Law Firm, we can explain the maximum family amounts and discuss with you whether or not your family members may be eligible.
Once someone has qualified for Social Security disability benefits, their benefits will typically continue as long as they are disabled; however, when circumstances change the persons continuing eligibility may change. For example, when their health improves and they are no longer disabled or when they prefer to go back to work instead of depending upon their disability benefits. Under the law, cases are reviewed on a periodic basis in order to determine the person's eligibility and to verify that they still meet the disabled requirements.
Considering the fact that you have worked hard your entire life to be a productive citizen that contributed to your community, it'Âs only fair to assume that if you are disabled, that you should be well take care of. Unfortunately, the vast majority (approximately 75%) of Social Security claims are denied upon the first application, which typically results in months of no financial compensation for the disabled person. Because the rigorous claims process is particularly difficult, it'Âs absolutely essential that you are assisted by a Dallas Social Security attorney from our firm. In order for your claim to be accepted, you will need to present complete and thorough documentation that meticulously covers your work history and your medical condition. By coordinating with your doctors, we can help you compile a precise and accurate application that clearly explains why you cannot return to work. We can also represent you at your hearing and provide a compelling case as to why you should qualify for disability benefits.
If you are disabled and are unable to return to work, you will need to rely on your Social Security benefits to survive and take care of your family; therefore, ensuring you apply correctly is of the utmost importance. If you have any questions regarding the application process, Social Security disability benefits, denied SSD benefits, SSD appeals or the Supplemental Security Income (SSI) program, we highly encourage you to contact a member of our legal team at once. Because time is of the essence in Social Security matters, anything that can be done to expedite your application and ensure that it is handled correctly should be encouraged.