What is Social Security Disability?
Social Security Disability Insurance and Supplemental Security Income disability programs are Federal programs that provide assistance to people with disabilities.
While these two programs are different in many ways, both are administered by the Social Security Administration and only individuals who have a disability and meet medical criteria may qualify for benefits under either program.
Social Security Disability Insurance (often referred to as SSDI or SSD) pays benefits to you and certain members of your family if you are “insured,” meaning that you worked long enough and paid Social Security taxes.
Supplemental Security Income (SSI) pays benefits based on financial need.
What is meant by “Disability”?
Disability under Social Security is based on your inability to work. You will be considered disabled if you cannot do work you did before AND when Social Security decides that you cannot adjust to OTHER work because of your medical condition(s). Your disability also must last or be expected to last for at least ONE YEAR or to result in death.
An Attorney Can Help You Get the Benefits You Deserve.
Because its up to the Social Security Administration to decide your case, you are wise to put an experienced disability attorney on your side to fight for you. It has been proven time and time again that your chances of being approved are significantly increased when working with a lawyer.
Andrus Law is dedicated to helping people like you throughout the Metro Detroit and Flint Michigan area to pursue the federal disability benefits you deserve. With more than 30 years of combined experience, our team has the knowledge and skills to help you through the claims process so you can get the maximum benefits to which you are entitled. We truly care about your future and will work hard for you. Many clients come to us because they heard about us from those we’ve served in the past.
How Much Does a Disability Attorney Cost?
There are no fees for our legal services until we recover benefits for our clients. Because the Social Security Administration regulates attorney fees, the cost will be about the same no matter which firm you choose. So why not pick an attorney that focuses solely on disability benefits and has the skills, experience, and resources to help you get the benefits you need as quickly as possible so you can get through this difficult time.