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When you're unable to work because of a disability, you still need to find a way to pay bills and take care of your family. Workers' compensation will only get you so far; if your disability is expected to last at least 12 months, or even result in death, you may qualify for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) or Supplemental Security Income (SSI). However, applying for SSDI or SSI can be cumbersome and confusing. Furthermore, many people apply for the wrong form of insurance and end up experiencing unfortunate and unnecessary delays. When you work with one of our knowledgeable and effective Social Security Disability attorneys at Scaringi Law, we can help you apply for the right type of insurance, and guide you through any necessary appeals and hearings. To find out how you can get on the path to receiving the financial relief you need, call us today at 717-798-3601 or use our email form to get started.
Applying To The Right System Saves Time
While both SSDI and SSI exist to help replace lost income and both use similar evaluation processes, the two programs exist for different populations. Applying to the wrong program can mean more delays in getting your money, which, after a debilitating injury, you simply may not be able to afford.
- SSDI benefits exist for workers who have "paid in" to the Social Security system by working and therefore contributing to the tax base that pays for the program. The amount you may be eligible to receive from SSDI depends on how much money you made while you were working.
- SSI benefits exist for people who have a limited work history, blind or disabled children, or disabled adults who have been unable to work. The amount a person can receive under SSI depends on that person's earning history and available resources, and is capped at a federal limit.
Stoicism Is A Losing Prospect When Applying For Benefits
While in your normal life, you might be someone who "pushes through the pain" and puts a premium on not complaining, this approach only hurts you when you're applying for benefits. If you don't reveal the full extent of your injuries and their effect on your life to your doctors, they will not be able to back you up should you have to testify in an appeal in front of an administrative law judge (ALJ). Give your doctor the full story about the extent of your pain or disability, and the restrictions it imposes on your life; for example, how your disability limits your mobility, how often you are able to go out in public and what you are able to do at home. If you see multiple doctors, make sure all your doctors have the benefit of this same information.
Everybody Gets Rejected At First. Let Us Help You Prevail.
Some people get discouraged when their first attempts at applying for SSDI or SSI benefits are denied. But at Scaringi Law, in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, our lawyers know that these kinds of denials are routine. Persistence is what matters in these cases, and we can help you persist, presenting the right evidence in the right way at the right time, until you get the relief you deserve. Don't suffer alone anymore. We can help. Write to us online to tell us about your situation, or call us at 717-798-3601 to schedule a consultation.