Social Security Disability
Our firm has extensive experience in helping our clients secure the Social Security Disability benefits to which they are entitled.
Our firm has extensive experience in helping our clients secure the Social Security benefits to which they are entitled. There are several benefits awarded by the Social Security Administration (SSA). First, the Supplemental Security Income program (SSI) provides monthly payments to adults and children with a disability or blindness who have minimal resources and income. Next, if you have a severe disability, injury or illness that prevents you from working, you could qualify for Social Security Disability benefits (SSDI). These benefits are available to individuals who have paid into the Social Security Disability system during their working lifetime but now are unable to work due to injury or illness. You may be eligible to receive SSI payments even if you are already receiving SSDI or retirement benefits.
In addition, an adult disabled before the age of 22 may be eligible for child’s benefits if a parent is deceased or receives Social Security retirement or disability benefits. The DAC-who may be an adopted child, or in certain situations a grandchild, step-child or step-grandchild, must be unmarried, older than 18 years of age, have a qualified disability that started before age 22, and satisfy the definition of disability for adults. For this benefit, it is not relevant whether the DAC ever worked.
It is important to realize that the SSA conducts Continuing Disability Reviews (CDRs) to determine whether you continue to meet the criteria of being “disabled.” CDRs occur at least once every three years, however, if the SSA believes that you have a medical condition that is not expected to improve, it will still review your case once every five to seven years.
Obtaining your Social Security benefits can sometimes be a confusing process and many people are denied benefits due to simple, preventable errors. At the Law Offices of Jennifer Solomon, we examine your application closely to make sure that you do not make those errors or unintentionally omit important information. In the event that your claim proceeds to a hearing, we are there with you every step of the way to prepare for the hearing and successfully represent you in front of an Administrative Law Judge.