Social Security Laws
If you or someone you love has become disabled and is seeking disability benefits, it is important to speak with a qualified and experienced Social Security disability attorney. At Berry & Associates, we understand disability law and the stress and devastation that a disability can have on a person both emotionally and financially. That is why we have helped over 2,000 people win the benefits they deserve and move forward with their lives.
Disability law and Social Security law can be extremely complicated and confusing. Every year, thousands of people are denied because of a lack of medical documentation and other legal issues. However, our attorneys at Berry & Associates can help you submit medical information and other paperwork essential to your case. We can help you take the necessary steps in order to obtain your hard-earned benefits.
Social Security laws
The Social Security and Supplemental Security Income Disability programs are the largest federal programs that provide assistance to people with disabilities. Only individuals who have become disabled and meet certain medical criteria can qualify to receive benefits under either program.
The difference between the two programs are as follows:
Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) pays benefits to you and certain members of your family if you have become disabled and have worked long enough and paid Social Security taxes throughout your life. Consider the following information in regards to your work history to determine if you may be eligible to receive SSDI benefits:
- Before age 28 – you need one and a half years of work
- Age 38 – four years of work
- Age 46 – six years of work
- Age 54 – eight years of work
- Age 60 – nine and a half years of work
Supplemental Security Income (SSI) pays benefits to people based on their financial need.
To qualify for SSI you must be either:
- Age 65 or older
- A child that is blind or disabled. There is a listing of impairments that applies to children.
- Have no income and few resources
Contact us for skilled legal guidance
Because of the complex nature of Social Security law, many people are often denied the benefits that are rightfully theirs. At Berry & Associates, we use our experience and skill when it comes to disability laws in order to give you the best possible chance of winning your case.
To discuss your situation, contact the Social Security Disability Lawyers at Berry & Associates via email or call us at 1-888-330-7874.