When you were employed, you paid into the Social Security system. And now that you can’t work due to a medical condition, you aren’t sure how you’re going to take care of your family or make it on your own.
You may be entitled to Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) or Supplemental Security Income (SSI). Even though the government provides these benefits, they are not easy to obtain.
First, you must determine if you are eligible for SSDI or SSI, or both. You then must file an initial Social Security Disability application, which should include sufficient background information and documented evidence. If you do not provide all of the necessary data, your Social Security claim will be denied.
The law offices of Webster C. Tally can help guide you through the whole process from start to finish.
Have you already been denied for SSD or SSI? We can evaluate your case and determine the best way to approach your next move.
Social Security Disability Attorney serving Bay City, Troy, Midland, Saginaw, Flint, Frankenmuth, Birch Run, Mount Pleasant, West Branch, Grand Rapids, Clare, Tawas City, East Tawas, Standish, Pinconning, Essexville, Bridgeport, Vassar, Caro, Bad Axe, Gladwin and the rest of Mid Michigan.
Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) — Provides income to workers with a serious injury or illness that makes them unable to work before the Social Security Retirement age. Applicants must have an illness or injury that has or will keep them out of work for 12 months or longer and be actively seeking medical treatment.
Supplemental Security Income (SSI) — A needs-based program that provides income to individuals whose SSDI contributions are too low to qualify for those benefits and who meet the financial eligibility requirements. They must be disabled under the same rules that apply for SSDI.