Helping You Secure The Benefits You Need
The Skolnick Weiser Law Firm, LLC, is ready to help you with your Social Security Disability and Supplemental Security Insurance (SSI) claims. Call us at 216-861-8888 or 877-977-3476 (toll free) for a free consultation. Se habla español.
Social Security Disability and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) are programs run by the United States Social Security Administration for the benefit of individuals who have physical and/or mental impairments that limit their ability to work. The Social Security Administration also provides benefits under the SSI program to children who have physical and/or mental impairments that affect them.
What Is Social Security Disability?
Social Security Disability functions as an insurance program for workers. In order to qualify for this program, a worker must have paid Social Security “taxes.” A quick rule of thumb is that you must have made contributions in 20 out of the previous 40 calendar quarters, or put another way, five out of the previous 10 years. For most workers this means that you still have Social Security Disability insurance coverage should you become disabled and unable to work for up to five years after you stopped working.
What Is Supplemental Security Income (SSI)?
Supplemental Security Income (SSI) is a welfare program run by the federal government for the disabled, blind and those who are over 65. Adults who do not qualify for coverage under the Social Security Disability program may apply for SSI benefits. The definition of disability for SSI is the same as the definition for disability under the Social Security Disability program, but unlike the Social Security Disability program, there are also income and asset limits associated with SSI. Essentially, SSI is for people who don’t have much money. Children under the age of 18 may also qualify on their own for SSI benefits.
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Whether you are beginning the application process or recently learned that the Social Security Administration denied your claim, we can assist. We leverage our decades of experience and intricate knowledge of the law to answer your questions and address your needs. Schedule a free initial consultation to learn more about how we can assist you. Call us locally at 216-861-8888, call us toll free at 877-977-3476 or send us an email.