What You Need to Know About Social Security Disability Insurance

What You Need to Know About Social Security Disability Insurance

Under the Social Security Act of 1935, Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) is a federal program that provides a mechanism for disabled workers to receive monthly benefits. The U.S. Social Security Administration (SSA) administers this program, employing defined criteria to determine whether an applicant qualifies for SSDI benefits.

What is Supplemental Security Income?

What is Supplemental Security Income?

Under the Social Security Act of 1935, Supplemental Security Income (SSI) is a federal program that provides a mechanism for disabled workers to receive monthly benefits. The U.S. Social Security Administration (SSA) administers this program, employing defined criteria to determine whether an applicant qualifies for SSI benefits. These benefits are available to individuals who do not have enough work history to qualify for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI).

Representative Payees and SSDI

Representative Payees and SSDI

Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) can prove to be vital to individuals who are unable to work due to a disability. Many recipients of SSDI benefits, however, are not able to manage their finances alone. When an SSDI recipient needs assistance in making financial decisions, the Social Security Administration (SSA) is known to appoint representative payees (which is sometimes referred to as an RP) to receive the person’s SSDI benefits and make sure that the individual’s basic needs are met. There are several different ways to which an RP is assigned including appointment by a

Financial Eligibility & Social Security Disability Insurance

Financial Eligibility & Social Security Disability Insurance

There are two programs offered by the Social Security Administration: Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) and Supplemental Security Income (SSI). While there is no limit on the amount of assets that an individual can own in order to qualify for SSDI, there are still some important financial considerations that individuals should understand. Instead, to be eligible for SSDI, a person must pay a sufficient amount of FICA taxes into the Social Security system. SSI, however, does have a strict liability limit. To be eligible for SSI a person must have both a low income and low assets

Workers Compensation and Social Security Disability

Workers Compensation and Social Security Disability

As attorneys at a law firm, we work with a lot of disabled individuals and the word stress often comes to mind. Disabilities are stressful. Tasks and activities that were once simple, like walking to get the mail or shopping for groceries, become a process often requiring outside assistance. Most disabilities require some type of ongoing care, which costs money, and simultaneously impairs the disabled individual’s ability to engage in meaningful employment.

Resources for Disabled Individuals

Resources for Disabled Individuals

The disability attorneys at the Rocky Mountain Disability Law Group understand that individuals suffering from a disability, as well as their families, need to know more than just the law. A disability, whether one suffered from birth or acquired later in life, impacts a person’s social, financial, physical, and mental health. The good news is you and your family don’t have to go at it alone. There are a plethora of local, regional, and national resources that can help. The following are just a few of them.

Assistance for Dependent Children of Disabled Adults

Assistance for Dependent Children of Disabled Adults

Becoming disabled is particularly distressing for those individuals who had previously served as the sole breadwinner for their family. Such individuals often have a flurry of thoughts running through their minds, such as “How will I provide for myself? My family? My children?” Social Security disability can help. For those who qualify, it can provide financial assistance for the disabled person and their family and dependents.

Which Social Security Benefit Applies to What Disability?

Which Social Security Benefit Applies to What Disability?

As a quick review, to receive Social Security disability (SSD), an applicant must show that they suffer from a severe mental or physical disability likely to result in death or last greater than 12 months that prevents the applicant from being able to engage in substantial gainful employment. As previous blogs demonstrate, this seemingly simple definition is anything but. What constitutes gainful employment, a “severe” disability, and how long a disability is expected to last are all frequently a source of contention between applicants and the Social Security Administration (SSA).

How We Will Help Win Your Social Security Disability Insurance Claim

How We Will Help Win Your Social Security Disability Insurance Claim

Why choose either the Whitcomb, Selinsky Law PC or its sister firm, the Rocky Mountain Disability Law Group, to represent you in your Social Security Disability Insurance Claim? If you're wondering why our  attorneys will win your Social Security disability insurance claim, then watch this video. This 30 second video describes the work at Whitcomb Law, PC and its sister offices at Rocky Mountain Disability Law Group and Southern Disability Law Group are helping people win their Social Security disability insurance claims. With thousands of Social Security disability claims hearings to