Kershaw, Cook & Talley is here to help you with your Social Security Disability Income (SSDI) and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) needs. If you were injured, you may be entitled to SSDI or SSI benefits.
SSDI pays benefits to you, and certain family members, if you are insured. This means you worked long enough and paid Social Security taxes. Whereas, SSI pays benefits based on financial need. If you apply for either program, the Social Security Administration (SSA) will collect medical and other information from you. This information then determines whether or not you are eligible. In order to qualify for SSDI or SSI, you need to meet the following requirements:
SSDI: You must have worked in jobs covered by Social Security to qualify for Social Security disability benefits. You then must have a medical condition that meets Social Security’s definition of disability. The SSA pays monthly cash benefits to people unable to work for a year or more because of a disability.
SSI: People with limited income and resources who are disabled, blind, or age 65 or older. Additionally, blind or disabled children may get SSI. SSA also pays monthly benefits to those who are eligible.
If you spoke to a doctor, and were told your disability will make you unable to work for a year or more, contact Kershaw, Cook & Talley today. Please fill out the contact form, or call attorney Anthony Garilli at (888) 997-5170. We are here to help you with understanding SSDI/SSI eligibility, obtaining these benefits, and can handle your claim from the very beginning.