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Disability Insurance Benefits and Supplemental Security Income are disability programs and are the largest of several Federal programs that provide assistance to people with disabilities. While these two programs are different in many ways, both are handled by the Social Security Administration (SSA) and only individuals who have a disability and meet medical and non-medical criteria can qualify for benefits under either program.
Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI or DIB) pays benefits to you if you are "insured," meaning that you worked long enough and paid Social Security taxes on past earnings.
Supplemental Security Income (SSI) is a needs-based program intended for low income individuals who are disabled. To qualify, you cannot exceed the resource limit set by the SSA. The resource limit is $2000 for single individuals or $3000 for a couple.
When you apply for either program, SSA will collect medical and other information from you and make a decision about whether or not you meet Social Security’s definition of “disabled.”
At the Disability Benefits Law Center, we are a dedicated and experienced team of Social Security Disability attorneys and staff that are ready to help you with your claim. Call us today at 414-289-8383 and find out how we can help you.
While any medical impairment can constitute a disability, if it is severe enough and prevents a person from the performance of substantial gainful work activity, it may be considered under the SSA guidelines. Common medical conditions include but are not limited to:
• Rheumatoid arthritis
• Orthopedic disorders including lower back, neck, hips, knees, shoulders, ankles / feet
• Chronic fatigue syndrome
• Carpal tunnel and other hand impairments
• Lung disease
• Heart problems
• Circulatory problems
• Side effects of medications and treatment
• Liver disease
• Kidney disease
• Neurological Diseases and disorders
• Various mental health problems
The Disability Benefits Law Center has helped thousands of clients who have suffered from the effects of medical conditions and impairments, leaving them unable to work. We understand that every case we work with is unique. Our individual attention to your needs is what sets us apart from other legal representatives.
Call today to schedule a free consultation.