The Social Security Disability Act was created with the primary objective of ensuring that no American suffers financial ruin if rendered unable to work due to any disability. It is meant to assist individuals when they need the benefits the most. In 1969, President Nixon added the Supplemental Security Income program.
The procedure may be difficult at times, and the requirements vary depending on the type of claim that one is applying for. Under the Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI), those who have already paid into the Social Security fund through the employer can receive benefits. SSDI is one of the legally required deductions taken out of an American worker’s pay check. Since it is based on income, the more one has recently contributed, the more he or she gets for deductions. On the other hand, Social Security income are those benefits that are intended to assist a disabled person who is not able to meet the demands of a workplace. This program is for those with limited resources, which is why the Government has set a certain threshold for resouces.
A social security lawyer may be able to help you in determining your eligibility for Social Security benefits, and even with your claims process. Getting competent legal representation may improve your chance of winning your claim early on, eliminating all the costs of a tedious application process.
If you are denied Social Security and think that you should appeal, this is actually when you will need an attorney the most. The first stage of the appeals process is to fill out a Request for Reconsideration. The SSA grants only a little less than 20 percent of these requests. The second stage is the disability hearing. It can take nearly a year to obtain a date for this hearing and the only way to avoid this lengthy procedure is to have your social security application approved at the earlier stages of your application. So it is very important to talk to an experienced social security attorney at the beginning stages of your application for social security.
As RI lawyers, we share the vision of giving Social Security benediciaries what they are entitled to receive when they need this the most. The law firm of d’Oliveira and Associates deal with only highly qualified and most professional Social Security disability lawyers in dealing with these claims. You may contact our law office located at 62 Hamlet Ave. Woonsocket, RI 02895 through our telephone number, (401) 762-4006 or our toll-free number at 1-800-992-6878.Woonsocket Personal Injury Lawyers | d’Oliveira & Associates
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