A Record of Success in Social Security Disability Cases

Anyone who is unable to work due to a documented physical or mental impairment may be eligible for Social Security disability (SSD) benefits. It is important to know that most initial applications for SSD are denied — for various reasons. Your chances for success increase exponentially when you have an attorney working with you who has experienced and understands the specific requirements of the SSD application process and the medical proof required for approval.

Should You File for SSDI or SSI Benefits?

While the SSDI and SSI benefits programs both serve people who are unable to work due to a disability, the eligibility criteria and payments are different. When you meet with one of our attorneys we will be able to determine which program is best for you.

In general, people with a strong history of employment can file an SSDI claim. Those who have worked full-time for about half of the preceding 10 years may be eligible to receive benefits under the SSDI program. We will be able to determine your eligibility by reviewing your work history and then assist you in obtaining the necessary medical proof required to obtain benefits.

What If I Do Not Qualify for SSDI Benefits?

Even if you do not qualify for SSDI benefits because you lack a strong work history, you may still be able to receive benefits by filing an SSI claim. Some SSI recipients have never worked a steady job — for any number of reasons. Instead of demonstrating a record of recent employment, SSI applicants need to show that their assets and income fall below a certain level and that a disability prevents them from holding gainful employment.

Discuss your eligibility for SSDI or SSI today. Call Berman & Asbel, LLP at our Media law office — 484-842-0276, for an initial consultation. You can also contact us online.