Disability

Social Security Disability, SSI SSDI Lawyers

When a person is unable to work due to a disability, there are many private, state, and federal programs that may offer financial assistance. The most well-known is Social Security Disability, a federal program that provides long-term benefits to those people who are unable to work permanently or for a period greater than one year. Anyone who has paid enough in social security taxes (has paid into the system in at least 20 of the last 40 quarters) is eligible to file a claim for Social Security Disability if they become disabled.

Do you need help with your application, your appeal, or you hearing?

The disability program is administered by the Social Security Administration, which is often bogged down by the sheer number of disability claims that they receive. It is currently estimated that over 10 million people are on disability and that 2.5 million individuals file claims for benefits every year. With so many claims to manage, it may seem that your claim is being ignored or delayed. The best way to ensure that your claim is properly handled is to have a Social Security Disability attorney on your side.

Social Security Disability Benefits (SSDI)

An average of 145,000 people file for Social Security Disability benefits in Pennsylvania each year. If you have worked previously and have been paying into Social Security, but are currently unable to do any substantial, full-time work due to a disability that has lasted a year or more, you may qualify for SSDI. SSDI can be claimed by an employee, their disabled widow, or their disabled adult children.

Supplemental Security Income (SSI)

If you have never been able to work due to your physical or mental disability, or your time as a worker does not meet the minimum criteria for Social Security Disability benefits in Pennsylvania, you can apply for Supplemental Security Income.

Children under 18, blind, and disabled persons who demonstrate financial need all qualify for SSI.

How does the Social Security Administration determine if I am disabled?

When you file for SSDI or SSI benefits, the SSA examines your medical evidence to analyze your level of disability based on strict eligibility guidelines. To qualify for SSDI benefits, the SSA must determine that you are unable to do the work you did before, or any other type of work.

Have you applied for your social security disability, SSI, SSDI and been turned down?

The Knoxville Social Security Disability attorneys at Ogle, Elrod & Baril have successfully represented hundreds SSI SSDI applicants. So if you have been denied benefits a timely filing of an appeal to your claim is of critical importance in matters of getting the disability benefits you deserve.

If you or a loved one has been unable to work and earn a living due to a disability please don't hesitate contact a skilled disability attorney at Ogle, Elrod & Baril. for a free consultation today.