Social Security Disability
General Information: There are two social security programs to help individuals who are disabled and who are unable to work for longer than one year. One program is social security disability benefits (“DIB”) and the other is supplemental security income (“SSI”). To be eligible for either or both of these programs, an individual must prove that they are not working and earning over a certain amount, that they have a medically determinable severe mental or physical impairment that has caused or will cause them to be unable to work for over one year. Medical evidence is very important in proving a social security disability or SSI claim. Additionally, you must have either “insured status” meaning you have paid in the required amount in social security taxes or you meet the resource and income requirements for SSI.
For more specific information regarding these benefits, visit www.ssa.gov, the Social Security Administration webste, about disability benefits. You can apply for disability benefits online and can file an appeal online at www.ssa.gov.
If your medical or physical impairment has made you unable to work on a continuous basis, you may be entitled to benefits under the Social Security laws. When one becomes disabled, it can be difficult to understand what your rights are and what course of action is best to take.
Harriss & Martinez, LLC helps disabled individuals obtain Social Security Disability (SSDI) benefits or Supplemental Security Income (SSI). Our goal is to provide quality legal services to our clients. We have compassion for our clients and we offer the personal attention needed to assist you in your disability claim.
If you would like our assistance or if you would like to discuss your disability claim with us, call Harriss & Martinez, LLC at (970) 247-4411, ext. 1 to make an appointment. There is no charge for the initial consultation.
Disclaimer: This is only general information about social security disability. This information is not intended to be legal advice in an individual case or to create an attorney-client relationship.