Am I eligible for Social Security benefits?
Social Security Disability vs. Supplemental Security Income
There are two Social Security Administration benefit programs available to qualified individuals. One is Social Security disability (SSD) and the other is Supplemental Security Income or SSI. Both programs require specific and detailed information in order to make a claim that can be approved. Each program has known requirements that must be met so that you can receive benefits. SSD pays benefits to those that are disabled and no longer able to work. SSI is a monthly payment paid to certain qualified persons.
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At The Law Office of Mike Angel, my first step is to find out if you are qualified to receive either SSD or SSI benefits. In the case of SSD it is important that your claim be filed quickly, as it commonly takes 3 to 5 months to process an application for benefits. The second step is the filing of your claim.
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SSI pays individuals who are disabled and meet certain low income requirements. In order to be eligible you must met the requirements for low income and few resources. Wages, pensions and sometimes food and shelter can all be considered income. The resources that will be looked at are bank accounts, cash, real estate and others. There are many other rules regarding eligibility for SSI that I can review with you when you visit my office.
SSD requires that you have a disability which is defined as "unable to work." Social Security will review your case to see if you are unable to do the work that you did before and cannot adjust to other work because of your medical condition. In order to be eligible, your disability has to have gone on for a year, be expected to last for a year or to result in death.
With both SSD and SSI, I feel it is important to work with a qualified attorney. In my case, you can use my 20 years of experience to help you understand the eligibility requirements for social security benefits.
Contact a Arkansas Social Security Disability Benefits Attorney to find out if you are eligible for SSD or SSI benefits.
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