Supplemental Security Income & Social Security Disability Insurance
As citizens of the United States, we rely on tax-funded programs to take care of us when we need it most. Individuals reach out to the Social Security Administration (SSA) when their resources have dwindled, and they are incapable of working to sustain the demands of life.
If the SSA denied your application, or you would like more information about Social Security benefits, our informed attorneys at The Dickerson & Smith Law Group are more than qualified to help. We know Virginia and federal laws, and we understand how daunting government systems can be for those in need.
What Is SSI?
Supplemental Security Income (SSI) is a government funded program which financially assists disabled citizens with low or no income. These benefits also distribute assistance to adults older than 65—even if they do not have a disability—if their income or financial resources do not exceed the limit determined by the SSA. Payments will vary based on several factors. If the SSA rejected your application for SSI, you may appeal their decision.
What Is SSDI?
Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) is a governmental program intended to financially benefit the physically or mentally disabled. To qualify for SSDI, you must have earned enough working credits (as determined by the SSA) and have a disability which is expected to last at least a year. The timeline for pending approval is about five months. Like SSI, you may appeal your SSDI denial.
Whether SSDI or SSI, your likelihood of a successful approval or appeal increases significantly with the help of an experienced attorney.
Connect With Our Office For Help
Our team understands the necessity of these resources in your life. If you would like to speak with a lawyer, reach out to our Virginia Beach office by calling 757-463-3521 or using our online contact form.