If you are unable to work for more than a year due to a disability, you may be entitled to collect Social Security Disability Benefits in Rhode Island. Our experienced disability lawyers have been handling these cases for several years now and we only charge a fee if we win your case and you receive past due benefits. Call us toll free 24/7 or contact us online for a free (no obligation) case evaluation.
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What is Social Security Disability (SSD)?
Social Security Disability, also known as SSD, SSDI, or DIB, is a federal program that is available for individuals who are unable to work because they are disabled. An experienced RI Social Security Disability lawyer can explain more about SSD to you at no charge. Read more.
What is Supplemental Security Income (SSI)?
Supplemental Security Income (SSI) is a federal program that is available for people that have less than a certain amount of income. In order to qualify for SSI, a person needs to be either age 65 or older, be blind, or have a qualifying disability, but also the person’s family income needs to be below the financial standard. Read more.
How Do You Qualify for Social Security Disability Benefits?
You qualify for SSD by proving that you have a recognized disability, which prevents you from working for at least a year, and that you have worked for a certain period of time in the years prior to your disability. Applicants usually do not qualify the first, or even the second time that their application is reviewed. By hiring an experienced Social Security Disability lawyer, you have a much greater chance of qualifying. Read more.
How Do You Apply for RI Social Security Disability (SSD) Benefits?
You can do this on your own and do not need a RI Social Security Disability lawyer to apply. There are three places that you can apply: online, over the phone, or in person. Even though you do not need a lawyer to apply for SSD benefits, you stand a much greater chance of having your claim accepted if you hire an SSD lawyer before you apply. You should apply as soon as your doctor believes your disability or illness will prevent you from working for more than one year.
Over 75% of first time applicants are denied when they apply on their own. If you retain a lawyer prior to filing a claim with the Administration, you double your chances of success at the first level. Read more.
What Is The Legal Fee?
Our firm charges the industry standard 25% of your past due benefits up to a maximum of $6.000. For example, if your past due award was $20,000, we would charge your $4,000. If your past due award was $75,000, we would only charge you $6,000.
Can You Get Both SSDI And SSI?
Yes, it is possible to qualify for both SSD and SSI. If you have a qualifying disability and meet the work requirement for SSD, but your SSD payments would not be enough to bring your family income over the federal minimum standard, you can receive SSI payments as well.
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What Are Long Term Disability (LTD) Insurance Benefits?
If you have Long Term Disability Insurance (also known as LTD), and you have an injury or illness that affects your ability to work, you may be entitled to disability benefits through your insurance policy. The right lawyer can help you recover the maximum amount of benefits entitled to you. Read more.
What Are UNUM Disability Insurance Benefits?
UNUM is the leading long-term and short-term disability insurance provider in the United States. UNUM’s plans are a key part of the long-term disability policy offered to employees by many employers. Read more.
Why Hire Us?
If you plan on, or are currently doing business with the Social Security Administration, you should consider hiring an experienced Social Security Disability lawyer near you. The process of applying for disability can be confusing and time consuming. Our disability lawyers have experience handling the entire process, from the initial application all the way through to a hearing in front of an Administrative Law Judge. You pay no fee unless we win your claim and you get past due benefits. For a free (no obligation) case evaluation, call our toll free number or fill out a contact form on our site.