Need Social Security Disability Benefits? We’re with You Every Step of the Way
The experienced disability attorneys at Silver & Silver can help you with both types of Social Security benefits.
Social Security Disability (SSD) benefits are typically paid to disabled people who have worked in the past and, therefore, have paid social security taxes from their paychecks. Basically, Social Security Disability is an insurance program that people become eligible for during their working years.
Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits are for disabled people with little income and few resources. For SSI, it doesn’t matter whether you’ve worked in the past. Benefits are paid according to one’s financial need. Some people can qualify for both programs, some for neither, and some for one or the other.
Appealing your Social Security Disability Denial
Don’t give up! It can be frustrating when you know you can’t work and your claim for disability has been denied. The appeal process can be long and time-consuming, but success can be just around the corner. However, you only have a limited amount of time after you receive an initial denial to file an appeal. It’s important to call us right away if your claim is denied.
Just because you were denied at the first stage, this does not mean your case is over. We understand the process, will file your appeal, request relevant medical records, and can request a hearing before a Social Security Administrative Law Judge. If the Judge denies your case, we can appeal your case to the Appeals Council. Finally, if the Appeals Council denies your case, we can then file a Federal appeal. You can rest assured that the legal team at Silver & Silver will be with you every step of the way.
Learn more about the appeal process.
Silver & Silver are proud members of the National Organization of Social Security Claimants’ Representatives, allowing us to provide our clients with the most comprehensive social security claims support possible.