If you are unable to work, you may be entitled to collect RI Social Security Disability Benefits. Our experienced RI Social Security Lawyers have been winning these cases for several years now and we charge no legal fee (25% of past due benefits) unless and until we win your case and you receive past due benefits. Call us toll free 24/7 or contact us online for a free consultation.
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What are the Differences Between SSD and SSI?
RI Social Security Disability (SSD) is a federal program that is available for individuals who are unable to work because they are disabled. SSD pays an amount each month to individuals who have paid enough income tax to qualify for benefits. The person’s doctor needs to agree that the disability will last for at least one year. The process for applying is complicated and therefore speaking with an experienced attorney is important for your success. An experienced RI Social Security Disability Lawyer here on staff can explain more about SSD to you at no charge. Please call us for a free (no obligation) case evaluation.
RI Supplemental Security Income (SSI) is a federal program that is available for those who do not qualify for SSD or those that even with SSD income do not reach the federal financial standard. 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. While SSD availability is based upon how much you have paid into the federal income tax structure, SSI is based upon familial need. A RI Social Security Disability lawyer here will be happy to give you more information about SSI Benefits.
About RI Social Security Disability (SSD) & SSI
If you are disabled and cannot work, you may be able to receive payments from the federal government. The Social Security Administration runs two programs for Social Security disability. Read more
What is Supplemental Security Income (SSI)?
The Social Security Administration manages both the Supplemental Security Income (SSI) and Social Security Disability (SSD) programs. However, Supplemental Security Income, or SSI, is different from Social Security Disability. Read more
Do I qualify for RI Social Security Disability Benefits?
The best way to show that you have a disability or impairment is with medical records and reports, which state that you are unable to perform any type of work. Our experienced RI Social Security Benefits lawyers here will gladly review your case for you and tell you if you have a good chance of winning. You can also on your own, ask your doctor to prepare a report detailing your medical history, the symptoms of your illness/disability, your diagnosis, and your prognosis. Read more
How Do I Apply for RI Social Security Disability (SSD) Benefits?
You do not need a RI Social Security Disability Lawyer to apply for SSD benefits. You can apply easily on your own.
- You should apply as soon as your doctor believes your disability or illness will prevent you from working for more than one year.
- For your application, you will need medical records and reports to verify that you have a legitimate disability or impairment which qualifies you to receive benefits. Read more
Where to Apply for Social Security Disability 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. The first place is on the internet through the Administration’s website. Read more
What Are Other Common Social Security Disability Benefits Questions?
Going back to work will not automatically end your benefits, due to a program called “Work Incentive.” It allows disabled persons to keep receiving their full benefits while testing out their ability to work. Read more
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 attorney 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
What Are the Most Common RI Social Security Disability Disabilities?
- Back Pain
- Bipolar Disorder
- Cardiac/Vascular Disorders
- Chronic Chest Pain
- Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
- Chronic Pain Conditions
- Hepatitis C
- Herniated or Ruptured Disks
- Kidney Failure
- Heart Conditions
- Liver Disease
- Mental Health Conditions
- Multiple Sclerosis (MS)
- Neurological Disorders
- Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder
- Orthopedic Injuries
- Panic Disorder
- Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
- Renal Failure
- Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy Syndrome
- Rheumatoid Arthritis
- Seizure Disorder
- Severed Limbs or Paralysis
- Sickle Cell Anemia
- Sleep Disorders
- Spinal Injuries
Why Do I Need a Rhode Island Social Security Disability Lawyer?
We feel that you probably need an experienced RI social security disability lawyer because the process can be confusing and time consuming and you pay no fee until we win your case and you get past due benefits. Roughly 75% of first time disability applications are denied, and an attorney can guide you through the lengthy appeals and hearing process. Your chances on appeal are much greater if you have an attorney who can help you. Under Administration guidelines, you have a right to be represented by a lawyer.
If you retain a lawyer prior to filing a claim with the Administration, you double your chances of success at the first level, and you can save yourself a lot of time. If you plan on, or are currently doing business with the Administration, you can speak to one of our RI Social Security Disability Lawyers today. We can help to ensure that your claim is processed quickly, efficiently, and successfully.