When you are disabled to the point where you are unable to work, you may be able to receive disability benefits through the Social Security Administration (SSA). The SSA supports two types of benefit programs for those with disabilities: Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) and Supplemental Security Income (SSI). SSDI pays for benefits if you are “insured” by virtue of working in a job under Social Security; SSI helps you if you are disabled and in financial need.
At the offices of Tuite Law, we understand how important it is for your family that you receive disability benefits when your condition prevents you from working. Our Winnebago Social Security disability lawyer works with you to improve your chances of your claim for benefits being approved, and can help you to fight a denied claim.
Representing You During the Social Security Disability Claims Process
We know how intimidating dealing with the Social Security Administration can be. We also understand that the claims process can be confusing – you may not even know which type of disability benefit to apply for, let alone how to fill out the application accurately.
We will guide you through the process from start to finish. We know what the SSA is looking for, and know how to make sure that your application is filled out accurately and in full, and contains the medical information that is necessary for the SSA to make a positive decision about your claim.
In the event that your claim for benefits is denied, our Winnebago Social Security disability lawyers know how to appeal a denied claim. We will represent you during your hearing, which is an essential part of the appeals process. A hearing is held before an Administrative Law Judge (ALJ), and can be very complex. During the hearing, you will need to provide testimony, as well as evidence of your disability. We can help you to prepare for this.
How Do I Know if I Qualify for SSDI or SSI Benefits?
A disability alone does not qualify a person for SSDI or SSI benefits. The disability must be impairing to the point where you are unable to work and earn an income. Further, you must have earned worked credits during your working years, or be of limited income or resources in order to qualify. Finally, your disability must have lasted – or be expected to last – for at least 12 months or result in death in order to be eligible for benefits. In some cases, your family members may also be entitled to benefits based on your record.
Contact Our Experienced Winnebago Social Security Disability Lawyers Today
The process of receiving SSDI or SSI benefits can be stressful. If you are disabled and think that you deserve benefits, do not leave it up to chance – contact our experienced team of Winnebago Social Security disability lawyers today for your free consultation. We work on a contingency fee basis, and will always put you first.