Disability Law

Injury can happen while working.

Being injured or disabled is never expected or easy. Fortunately, The Social Security Administration extends financial benefits to provide assistance for hardships that may occur throughout life, not just during retirement. Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) is based on prior work under Social Security; Supplemental Security Income (SSI) payments are made based on financial need. If you are denied social security, SSDI, SSI benefits, or are applying for benefits for the very first time, a social security disability lawyer can provide the help you need with understanding the process.

What is SSDI?
Workers and employers pay Social Security taxes each paycheck. Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) is financed with these taxes, which acts as insurance to workers who have earned sufficient credits based on taxable work. The amount of the monthly benefit is based on Social Security earnings of the insured worker. Disability insurance benefits cover millions of people who have worked recently, but are now disabled. It is here to help you through your hardship, but you must file a claim and successfully win it.

What is SSI?
Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits are available to adults and children who are disabled or blind and meet various other requirements. If you believe you are eligible, a social security administration attorney can help explain disability law and the application procedure.
Why Hire a Lawyer for SSI or SSDI Benefits.

How to get benefits?

In order to receive Social Security benefits, you must be able to prove the injury or disability that prevents you from working. Often times, your social security disability application will be denied because the form did not provide enough information. When applying for benefits, a social security benefits attorney assists with compiling medical documentation and oversees that doctors answer all questions accurately and completely, such as with the opinion of the treating physician and other critical aspects of your claim's paperwork.

Appealing a denied disability claim is a complicated process that must adhere to deadlines; if an appeal is not filed before the deadline, the applicant may not receive maximum Social Security benefits. An attorney that practices social security disability law understands the claim process and can help meet the appeal deadlines.

(850) 277-0777 Mike Reiter, Attorney at Law