At USDG, we offer legal assistance in obtaining two kinds of disability benefits offered by the Social Security Administration: Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) and Supplemental Security Income (SSI). To be eligible for either of these benefits you need to demonstrate that you are unable to work as the result of a severe medical impairment. Additionally, you need to meet non-disability-related requirements.
- SSDI: In general, Social Security Disability Insurance benefits are available to individuals who have paid sufficient FICA taxes as a result of their employment. To be eligible, you must have worked approximately 5 out of 10 years prior to becoming disabled.
- SSI: Supplemental Security Income is available to disabled individuals who have limited income and resources. It is designed to provide income for elderly, blind, and disabled individuals who do not have a work history that would qualify them for SSDI benefits. How much income you can have and still receive SSI depends, in part, on what state you live in. To find out if you are eligible, contact us now for a free consultation
- Appeals: We handle all appeals of unfavorable decisions including hearings before an Administrative Law Judge. Statistics published by the Social Security Administration confirm less than 35% of all initial applications are approved