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.
Social Security Disability Compensation vs. Supplemental Security IncomeThe social security and supplemental security income disability programs are the largest compensation programs in America for those who are disabled or permanently
Social Security Disability (SSD) If you are an employee who paid social security 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.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. If you were disabled less than 12 months ago, and you are expected to recover, then traditional workers’ compensation insurance should apply. The medical requirements are virtually the same for both programs, and disability is determined by the same process. 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.
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.
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. In most cases, SSD and SSI benefits will continue until you are able to work again on a regular basis. When a client reaches full retirement age while receiving SSD benefits, these disability benefits automatically convert to retirement benefits of the same amount.
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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 LLP, our attorneys will work diligently on your behalf. To schedule a consultation, contact our legal practice today.