The Social Security program is constantly in the news these days. Despite the assertions by many figures in the media, disability benefits can be difficult to obtain. At Jeanne Morales, Esq. our skilled attorneys and support staff can help you through the long and often tedious process of applying for Social Security benefits.
The Social Security and Supplemental Security Income disability programs 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 administered by the Social Security Administration and only individuals who have a disability and meet medical criteria may qualify for benefits under either program.
Social Security Disability Insurance pays benefits to you and certain members of your family if you are “insured,” meaning that you worked long enough and paid Social Security taxes.
Supplemental Security Income pays benefits based on financial need.
When you apply for either program, medical and other information is needed from you to see if you meet Social Security’s definition of disability. The attorneys and staff of Jeanne Morales, Esq. are experienced in obtaining both types of benefits for individuals – call us today !