Social Security Disability And Supplemental Security Income

Social Security Disability (SSD) and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) are federal benefits that many families rely on to make ends meet. In some cases these funds are a family’s primary source of income. When SSD or SSI applications are denied, it can be devastating for individuals and families. Fortunately, a Social Security denial does not necessarily mean the applicant isn’t entitled to benefits. In fact, almost 60 percent of first time applicants are denied and 90 percent of those applicants will appeal the decision with the help of a qualified SSD/SSI attorney.

The thought of appealing a decision made by the Social Security Administration is intimidating to many people, especially when they already are injured or ill, but the fact is SSD and SSI income is there to help you during your time of need. You owe it to yourself and your family to explore all avenues to safeguard your financial situation.

The Beregovich Law Firm can help you file an initial claim for SSD or SSI benefits or appeal a denied claim. We work with clients throughout the country to help them obtain the Social Security protections for which they are eligible.

Types of Social Security Benefits

There are several different types of Social Security benefits. Ensuring you are applying for the correct benefit will improve the chances of your claim being accepted.

  • Disability Insurance Benefits (SSD or SSDI): This is most common SSA benefit, covering those who were recently employed but are now disabled.
  • Disabled Adult Child Benefits (DAC): This benefit applies to disabled children between the ages of 18 and 22 if their parents receive Social Security retirement benefits or SSD, or are deceased.
  • Disabled Widow or Widower (DWB): Widows or widowers over the age of 50 who develop disabilities within seven years of their spouses’ deaths may receive DWB benefits.
  • Social Security Death Benefits: This benefit is available to unmarried minor children whose parent(s) has died.
  • Supplemental Security Income (SSI): SSI is designed to help families who have children with severe disabilities. It is income-based and families are eligible regardless of the parents’ ability to work.

Contact The Beregovich Law Firm For Help Obtaining Social Security Benefits

There are many factors at play when applying for Social Security benefits. Don’t risk a denial due to your unfamiliarity with the application or requirements. Contact The Beregovich Law Firm for advice. We can help determine your eligibility for benefits and guide you through the application process. If you have been denied benefits or feel the benefits awarded are incorrect, we can manage the appeals process for you.

Contact The Beregovich Law Firm at (800) 631-9009 or email us today to discuss your situation.

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