Torrance Lawyers For Social Security Disability Benefits
If you are unable to work because of an injury or medical or psychological condition, you may qualify for Social Security Disability benefits.
Through the Social Security Administration, the federal government provides certain benefits to which you may be entitled, but the process of actually getting these benefits requires time, hassle and a lot of paperwork — and most people are denied the first time they apply.
Statistics show that having the help of a skilled disability lawyer can be a very important part of getting SSD or SSI benefits. Call us at 310-803-9205 to set up a free consultation. Se habla español.
Long Beach SSDI Attorneys, Helping You Get Social Security Benefits
Our Torrance Social Security Disability benefits attorneys can help you apply for benefits if you qualify — or help you appeal if your claim was denied. We will sit down with you, find out about your illness or injury, and help you plan your next steps. Our attorneys and staff understand the types of medical documentation that are required, and we can help you assemble these documents and submit them correctly.
If your initial claim was denied, we can prepare your case for a California hearing before an administrative law judge (ALJ) and represent you at that hearing.
Types Of Social Security Benefits
The federal government provides two kinds of Social Security Disability benefits, Social Security Disability Insurance, known as SSD or SSDI, and Supplemental Security Income, known as SSI. While both kinds require that you demonstrate total disability to qualify, they are different in some important ways.
- Social Security Disability Insurance (SSD or SSDI): SSD or SSDI is funded by workers’ contributions to Social Security. It is designed for people who have paid Social Security tax during their lives and are in need of their Social Security benefits prior to retirement, because they have a disabling physical or mental illness or an injury that keeps them from working.
- Supplemental Security Income (SSI): SSI, which is paid for through general federal tax revenues, provides monthly income for elderly, blind and disabled people with little or no ability to work. Since SSI has specific income requirements, some people earn too much to qualify.
- Health Coverage through Medicare or Medicaid: If you are awarded SSDI benefits, you will qualify for health coverage through Medicare. SSI recipients will receive health coverage through Medicaid.
Contact Us For A Free Consultation About Disability Benefits
Our attorneys can help you understand if you qualify for Social Security Disability benefits or if you are eligible for workers’ compensation.