Many American adults work hard to provide for themselves and their families. If you suffer an injury or a physical or mental disability that prevents you from working, you may be concerned about how you will financially provide for yourself. If you have been working prior to your injury or disability, the Social Security Administration has programs that you may qualify for. For information about Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) and Supplemental Security Income (SSI), you should speak with an experienced Social Security Disability (SSD) lawyer.
At Dennis Herron & Associates, we have an experienced team of Social Security Disability lawyers helping injured and disabled workers get the financial support they need to carry on with their life.
For over 25 years, we have been helping clients in the Rochester, New York area deal with their most important and complex cases.
We make a difference by developing and implementing cost-effective strategies to obtain the best results for our clients.
If you are looking at a bleak future because you are unable to work as a result of an injury or disability, you should call Dennis Herron & Associates to learn how we can help you. In your time of difficulty, you deserve every penny of Social Security benefits that you are entitled to. We can help you through the process. Call us at (585) 244-6000 today to schedule an appointment with one of our experienced Rochester SSD lawyers.
Getting Assistance from Social Security
There are two programs under which a disabled person can get social security assistance. There’s the Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) which is based on a person’s work history and how much they have contributed to Social Security through their work. The other is the Supplemental Security Income (SSI) which covers adults and children who are disabled and have limited income and resources to support themselves and cover their basic needs for food, shelter, and clothing.
Who Qualifies for Social Security Benefits?
To qualify for SSDI benefits you must meet certain criteria. You must have worked in jobs covered by Social Security, and you must have a medical condition that qualifies as a disability under Social Security’s strict definition.
Under Social Security rules, you are considered disabled if you meet the following criteria:
You are unable to work because of a medical condition;
You are unable to do the same work that you did prior to your injury or disability;
You cannot adjust to do other work because of your medical condition; and
Your medical condition has lasted or is expected to last for at least one year or result in death.
Your disability must be a total or long-term disability in order to qualify for Social Security benefits.
While most people will qualify for Social Security benefits based on their work history, there are special situations that may also qualify a person for benefits. These special situations are covered by SSI and include:
People who are blind;
Surviving spouses of workers;
Children with disabilities; and
How Can a Rochester Social Security Disability Lawyer Help You?
The Social Security Administration (SSA) sets a very high bar for applicants of Social Security benefits. Because of this, every year, the SSA rejects millions of claims from applicants. Working with an experienced SSD lawyer is the best way to ensure that your claim has a chance with the SSA. Our Rochester SSD lawyers at Dennis Herron & Associates can help you through every step of the claims process, from completing your application to responding to a claim appeal hearing. Do not put your future at risk with no legal support. Call Dennis Herron & Associates at (585) 244-6000 to speak to one of our Rochester SSD lawyers.