Filing for Social Security Benefits

If you’ve become unable to work because of a permanent disability, you may decide to file for Social Security benefits. It’s a hard decision, but Social Security has helped many people with disabilities live fulfilling lives after they stop working.

Social Security has two benefit programs for people with permanent disabilities: Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) and Supplemental Security Income (SSI). SSDI is available to those who have paid Social Security taxes, which means that if you have a solid work record, you will likely be eligible for SSDI. For people who have never been able to work, SSI may be an option.

Regardless of which program you would receive, the application process is the same. You will need to supply medical records, work history, and information about your day-to-day life and activities. This information will help determine your level of disability and whether gainful employment is an option for you.

After you’ve applied for benefits, you may have to wait a long time for a decision. During this time, the Social Security Administration will evaluate your case and will schedule an appointment with a medical professional. This will give you a chance to explain your condition to someone in person.

Many applicants are rejected the first time they apply, even if they are truly disabled. Getting the benefits you need can take time and patience.

Need assistance?

Many people need help completing the application for Social Security benefits. A qualified legal  counselor can help you in a number of ways, from deciding what documentation you need to making a strong case for receiving benefits.

Let Katherine handle it!

Katherine has handled many cases involving Social Security benefits. She knows the steps to a successful claim and how to help you make one. She has years of experience advocating for those who have become unable to work because of a disability.

Our accessible client portal makes it easy to reach us any way you prefer, whether that’s a phone call, email, or even text message. We will walk you through every step of the process and make sure you’re comfortable at every point. Schedule a free consultation today!