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Social Security Disability Benefits (SSDI) and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) are two Federal programs designed to provide income to people who are unable to work.  It doesn’t matter why you are unable to work or how you became disabled – car wreck, work injury, disease, or illness – but there are eligibility criteria to obtain these benefits.
 
SSDI and SSI are not handouts or welfare.  You have already paid for these social securtity disability benefits.  Every time you got a paycheck, money was withheld by your employer and paid to the government to fund these programs.  It’s just like how you pay insurance premiums for your car or health care.  Since you have already paid for the benefits, you should take advantage of the program if you need it.
 
Many people find it useful to get help when they file for social security disability benefits.  Sometimes they hire non-lawyers (like a service provided by long term disability insurance companies), and sometimes people are more comfortable hiring actual lawyers.  Either way the cost is the same because it is a fee set by the government.  I generally recommend hiring a lawyer because you get a lawyer at a fee that non-lawyers charge, and you get someone who has experience making a living negotiating and litigating the types of issues that come up in a social security disability case.  Lawyers are regulated and have certain education and competence standards that non-lawyers don’t have, so you get some satisfaction knowing that you have hired someone with proven abilities.

What Are The Eligibility Requirements For Social Security Disability Benefits?

In order to qualify for social security disability benefits, you must satisfy the sequential evaluation process:

Not be older than 65 years old when you become disabled and

  1. Have worked at least five out of the last ten years
  2. You Have a physical or mental condition severe enough to keep you from being able to work or perform “substantial gainful activity”
  3. Have a condition with the right symptoms to automatically qualify
  4. Not be able to perform the kind of work that you have done in the past 15 years
  5. Not be able to perform work generally at the physical demand level your age and circumstances dictate for review by the SSA.
  6.  

There’s no way for most people to know whether or not they meet this criteria.  Even if someone at the  social security office tells you that you don’t meet the criteria, they are most likely not the right person to make that assessment either.  You need to discuss the details of your situation with an experienced social security disability attorney so that all possibilities can be taken into account, including the exceptions to the rules.

What Is Supplemental Security Income (SSI)?

SSI is a benefit designed to help someone who does not meet the criteria for SSDI above.  It is for people who can’t work because of a physical or mental condition, but beyond that, the applicant has to show that they do not have assets and income above the threshold established by SSA.  Exceptions apply to these standards so it is important to discuss eligibility with a good social security disability attorney.

What Is The Process To Get Social Security Disability

 It all starts with an application.  This is filled out online, generally, on the Social Security Administration’s webpage, www.ssa.gov.  You can do this yourself or with the help of a lawyer.  Some people go down to the social security office and fill out an application there.  Others hire a lawyer to make sure the best application that can be filed gets filed.

 You will generally be interviewed by the SSA after filing an application before a decision is made.

It all starts with an application.  This is filled out online, generally, on the Social Security Administration’s webpage, www.ssa.gov.  You can do this yourself or with the help of a lawyer.  Some people go down to the social security office and fill out an application there.  Others hire a lawyer to make sure the best application that can be filed gets filed.

 You will generally be interviewed by the SSA after filing an application before a decision is made.

What Does It Cost To Hire A Social Security Disability Attorney

 We do not charge an attorney fee up front.  No attorney fees are paid until the case is won!  No money for you means no money for us.  Attorney fees in these cases are generally limited to 25% of the back pay award or $6,000, whichever is LESS

What Is The Process To Get Social Security Disability

 It all starts with an application.  This is filled out online, generally, on the Social Security Administration’s webpage, www.ssa.gov.  You can do this yourself or with the help of a lawyer.  Some people go down to the social security office and fill out an application there.  Others hire a lawyer to make sure the best application that can be filed gets filed.

 You will generally be interviewed by the SSA after filing an application before a decision is made.

It all starts with an application.  This is filled out online, generally, on the Social Security Administration’s webpage, www.ssa.gov.  You can do this yourself or with the help of a lawyer.  Some people go down to the social security office and fill out an application there.  Others hire a lawyer to make sure the best application that can be filed gets filed.

 You will generally be interviewed by the SSA after filing an application before a decision is made.

Why Should I Hire MLF Legal For My Social Security Disability Claim?

 When you hire a social security disability lawyer, you want an attorney at the top of their game, as well as someone who cares about you.  MLF Legal’s lead social security disability lawyer, Janet Booker, has over 20 years experience helping the hurt and disabled.   With that experience, we have developed proven strategies that maximize each case for our clients.  We employ action strategies to prove our client’s claims for benefits.  Most lawyers treat social security claims passively, letting the social security administration do the work for them.

Does MLF Legal Handle Social Security Disability Cases Nationally?

Yes. Even though our main office is in Dallas, Texas, we handle cases all over the United States. We provide nationwide representation for people seeking social security disability benefits. Give us a call today for a free evaluation of your case, and let us help you wherever you are geographically, and wherever you are in the process of obtaining social security disability benefits.

What Does It Cost To Hire A Social Security Disability Attorney

 We do not charge an attorney fee up front.  No attorney fees are paid until the case is won!  No money for you means no money for us.  Attorney fees in these cases are generally limited to 25% of the back pay award or $6,000, whichever is LESS

What Is The Process To Get Social Security Disability

 It all starts with an application.  This is filled out online, generally, on the Social Security Administration’s webpage, www.ssa.gov.  You can do this yourself or with the help of a lawyer.  Some people go down to the social security office and fill out an application there.  Others hire a lawyer to make sure the best application that can be filed gets filed.

 You will generally be interviewed by the SSA after filing an application before a decision is made.

It all starts with an application.  This is filled out online, generally, on the Social Security Administration’s webpage, www.ssa.gov.  You can do this yourself or with the help of a lawyer.  Some people go down to the social security office and fill out an application there.  Others hire a lawyer to make sure the best application that can be filed gets filed.

 You will generally be interviewed by the SSA after filing an application before a decision is made.

Why Should I Hire MLF Legal For My Social Security Disability Claim?

 When you hire a social security disability lawyer, you want an attorney at the top of their game, as well as someone who cares about you.  MLF Legal’s lead social security disability lawyer, Janet Booker, has over 20 years experience helping the hurt and disabled.   With that experience, we have developed proven strategies that maximize each case for our clients.  We employ action strategies to prove our client’s claims for benefits.  Most lawyers treat social security claims passively, letting the social security administration do the work for them.

Does MLF Legal Handle Social Security Disability Cases Nationally?

Yes. Even though our main office is in Dallas, Texas, we handle cases all over the United States. We provide nationwide representation for people seeking social security disability benefits. Give us a call today for a free evaluation of your case, and let us help you wherever you are geographically, and wherever you are in the process of obtaining social security disability benefits.