Benefits Available Under The Social Security Disability Process

When a person experiences a significant injury or illness, it is possible that the condition may be severe enough that he or she will be unable to return to work. For most people, this will make it nearly impossible to make ends meet. Fortunately, there are options available to help people who find themselves in these kinds of situations.

The Social Security Administration (SSA) allows people to apply for financial assistance in the event that they suffer from a disabling condition. Applying for these benefits is a complicated process, and it is essential to have an experienced attorney at your side to help ensure that your request for benefits moves in a timely fashion.

At Underwood Law Offices, with locations in McKinney, Texas, and Huntington, West Virginia, our lawyers can help you understand what you must do in order to have success with your claim. From the initial application stages through any necessary appeals, we will be there to serve as your guide throughout the process.

What You Need To Know About The Benefits Available To You

Those who apply for benefits must meet the criteria for one of the agency's disabling conditions. It is not enough to have your doctor say that you are unable to work. You must have supporting medical evidence that establishes you are suffering from a condition that allows you to receive benefits.

There are a few different types of benefits that may be available under the Social Security process, including:

  • Social Security Disability Insurance (sometimes referred to as SSDI or SSD): These benefits are provided to individuals suffering from an illness or injury that makes it impossible for them to work, and is expected to last for one year or longer, or result in death.
  • Supplemental Security Income (SSI): These benefits are awarded to those with severe disabilities who have a severe financial need and are unable to earn a living. They are also available to children with disabilities if they meet one of the agency's pre-existing conditions.

In most cases, the initial applications for these benefits will be denied. Applicants neglect to include crucial details, only adding to the delays that you may experience in your case. Our experienced team will make sure that you have everything you need from the very beginning, which can help you achieve results much faster.

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If you are depending upon these benefits to help you deal with your disability, we welcome the opportunity to discuss your case with you. To schedule your free consultation, please call our McKinney office at 469-573-4558 or our Huntington office at 304-209-4387. You may also send us an email. Se habla español.