Disability Benefits-Financial Assistance For Disabled and Their Family
Berke Law Firm, P.A. is a disability and insurance law firm. We are committed to providing effective legal assistance to the disabled persons, to protect their rights, and obtain benefits.
It is strongly suggested that you file a disability claim with the assistance of a seasoned attorney. As your Disability Representative Punta Gorda, we will explain the whole process to you. We are focused on both disability benefits and insurance law and specialize in representing and advocating on behalf of clients in both areas.
Don’t be discouraged if the Social Security Administration (SSA) has denied your initial application. If you feel your case has not been fairly evaluated you may be able to appeal. Many claimants come to us after their initial application has been denied. We have handled thousands of Social Security Disability/SSI, Medicaid Eligibility, and Liability Claim Resolution cases. Our lawyers have the knowledge and experience, necessary to secure a favorable outcome.
Understanding SSDI and SSI Benefits
- SSDI- Social Security Disability Income
SSDI is an insurance program which is provided by the federal government. This program is designed to help disabled people who are unable to engage in substantial gainful activity. SSDI provides benefits to people who are completely disabled and cannot work for at least one year. This program is administered by the Social Security Administration (SSA). SSDI pays cash benefits to disabled persons every month for as long as they remain disabled.
- SSI- Supplemental Security Income
Receipt of SSI is contingent upon an individual making less than a certain amount of money per year. The income requirement for receiving SSI benefit can be complicated and depends upon many factors.
The SSA will look at the entire family’s income as well as the assets of the claimant. If the claimant makes some income while receiving SSI benefits this income is also taken in calculation. If the calculation of income does not exceed the amount set by SSA standards then the claimant may be eligible for SSI benefits,
SSI benefits are provided on a monthly basis to people who are 65 and older as well as low-income children and adults who are disabled from birth or are disabled with little or no work history.
Our Social Disability Representative Lawyer Punta Gorda is familiar with the Rules and Regulations of SSA. We can help you determine if your income fits within the SSA’s guidelines. For free consultation visit us or visit our online portal and schedule an appointment.