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Eligible for SSD or SSI Benefits?

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You may have been working for 10 or 20 years, or even longer, when you realize you can no longer work due to a disability or a medical condition. Are you eligible for SSDI or SSI benefits? You may be, depending on your circumstances. The Social Security Administration offers benefits to people with disabilities through two programs, Social Security Disability Insurance and Supplemental Security Income.

Social Security Disability

At Goodman Acker, P.C., our Detroit SSDI attorneys can help you get through the complicated benefits process. We understand what folks in Michigan go through after a disability. Choose an SSDI attorney in Detroit who brings compassion and wisdom to each case. When you are represented by our law firm, you don’t have to pay any fees unless we are successful in helping you obtain benefits.

Determining Eligibility for SSDI or SSI Benefits

If you have been working for five out of the last 10 years and have a disability you expect will last for at least 12 months or result in death, you may be eligible for SSDI benefits, which offer a portion of your wages (depending on how much money you earned in the past) and medical benefits. With Supplemental Security Income (SSI), qualified applicants would receive a monthly amount of $674 for an individual and $1,011 for an eligible couple (as of 2011).

In determining SSDI eligibility, Social Security officials will consider the following:

  • Your age
  • Your medical condition
  • The extent of your physical or mental limitations
  • Your vocational training or work experience

SSI benefits are for people who are blind, disabled, of age 65 or older with little or no income. The program provides cash to meet basic needs for food clothing and shelter. Even if you believe you meet the requirements for either SSDI or SSI, you may run into obstacles when applying for Social Security because the application process is complex. The government has strict definitions for various disabilities, which means who is and isn’t eligible may be a difficult question to answer. In most cases, an initial application is rejected.

Questions? Speak with Our Detroit SSDI Lawyers Today.

At Goodman Acker, our dedicated legal team can work with you throughout the process. With an experienced attorney on your side, you have a better chance of success on appeal than going through the process alone. Remember, you don’t owe us any attorney fees unless we are successful in helping you obtain benefits.

Please give us a call today to learn more about how we can help you.