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Social security disability compensation

Social security disability compensation and supplemental security income are intended to help those who cannot work because they are disabled or suffering from a long-term injury. Unfortunately, obtaining financial support under these programs can sometimes be a complex and confusing experience.

If you are seeking to file a social security disability or supplemental security income claim, or you would like to appeal a previous claim that was denied, a social security disability attorney at Woomer & Talarico LLC in Pittsburgh, PA, can help. Contact our law office today to schedule a personal consultation.

Social Security Disability Compensation vs. Supplemental Security Income

The social security and supplemental security income disability programs are the largest compensation programs in America for those who are disabled or permanently injured.

Social Security Disability (SSD)

If you are an employee who paid social security paroll taxes and you are now disabled, then you are likely eligible for SSD financial assistance.

Supplemental Security Income (SSI)

This program is designed to provide financial assistance to elderly, blind, or disabled people who have little or no income and have not paid enough or into the social security via payroll taxes.

In order to be eligible for either SSD or SSI compensation, you must be disabled for more than a year, or your disability must be likely to exceed one year.  The medical requirements are virtually the same for both programs, and disability is determined by the same process.  Don’t wait until one year to file a claim that will result in substantial delay.  If your disability will last more then a year, contact us today.

If you are permanently disabled or disabled for more than one year, do not hesitate to reach out to Woomer & Talarico LLP. There is assistance available, and we can work to ensure that you receive the financial support you deserve.

When dealing with SSD and SSI cases, we often represent clients who were disabled by:

  • Back Injuries: A back injury is one of the most common workplace injuries, and often leads to long-term or permanent disability.
  • Throat Injuries: If you suffered a throat injury that leaves you unable to work, then SSD may apply.
  • Heart Diseases: Manny times prevent from people form being able to continue to work.
  • Diabetes: Both Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes can result in serious medical complications and long-term disability.
  • Depression and Bi-polar Disorder: SSD and SSI covers mental disabilities, such as severe depression or bi-polar disorder, as well as physical disabilities.
  • Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) and Multiple Sclerosis (MS): Both of these diseases can result in severely debilitated physical function.
  • Cancer Diagnoses: the treatment and complications from cancer many times makes claimaints immediately eligible.

If you are permanently disabled or disabled for more than one year, do not hesitate to reach out to Woomer & Talarico LLC.  There is assistance available, and we can work to ensure that you receive the financial support you deserve.

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Facing a future of being unable to work can be extremely daunting. This stress and anxiety is only made worse if a claim for SSD or SSI compensation is denied. At Woomer & Talarico LLC, our attorneys will work diligently on your behalf. To schedule a consultation, contact our legal practice today.