Get The Disability Benefits You Deserve
Navigating the process of applying for disability benefits can be a challenge, with complex paperwork and the possibility of denial hanging over your head. The challenges also don’t stop once disability status has been granted. You rely on your Social Security benefits, but not getting those benefits in a timely manner can make it difficult to pay for rent, medication and other necessities.
At Gieg Law Offices LLC, we can help you face the Social Security Administration’s requirements and ensure that you get the benefits you need. We will work directly with you to help you throughout the application process, aid you in appealing a denied claim or seek payment if you did not receive your benefits when you needed them. Our firm has served the people of Pennsylvania for decades, and we have the knowledge necessary to help you get the benefits you need.
What Is The Difference Between SSDI And SSI
While both Social Security Disability Insurance and Supplemental Security Income are available to people who meet the federal definition of disabled and both are run by the Social Security Administration, there are a number of differences that are important to know when you are applying for disability.
Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) is funded through payroll taxes and is available to people who have paid into the Social Security system. Their eligibility is not restricted by their income. Most recipients are eligible for Medicare and will receive income based on their previous earnings.
Supplemental Security Income (SSI), on the other hand, is need-based and tailored to people who would otherwise not be able to meet their basic needs because of their disability. In order to qualify for this disability funding, you are required to have limited income and assets. Most people who qualify also qualify for other forms of assistance, and in most cases, they qualify for Medicaid.
Navigating these differences can be a challenge, but our firm can help you seek the benefits you need. We can help you keep deadlines and ensure that your documentation is in order. Whether working through the application process for the first time, appealing after your application has been denied or fighting for fair treatment after your benefits have not been paid, we will work with you to ensure that you have your voice is heard.