If you have arrived at this page, it is likely that you are dealing with a serious medical issue that is affecting your ability to work. Thankfully, the Social Security Administration provides recourse via the SSDI/SSI programs, which allow a disabled individual to collect financial and healthcare benefits. However, as most people who file a disability claim come to realize, the process is confusing and the regulations are complicated.
Current statistics show that approximately 70% of disability claims are denied by SSA. That is why it is so important to have a knowledgeable legal representative who can help you navigate the complex claim process and put you in the best position to win your much-needed benefits.
When a disability claim is approved by SSA, the claimant will receive their retroactive benefits in a ‘lump sum‘ award, in addition to monthly payments for as long as they remain disabled, up to age 67.
When a Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) claim is approved, the claimant will receive Medicare insurance benefits two years from their “date of entitlement”. SSI only claimants receive Medicaid insurance.
Not only does the claimant receive disability benefits when a claim is approved by SSA, eligible beneficiaries of the claimant also can collect benefits. This includes children in the household and widow benefits.
Not everyone is eligible to receive Social Security Disability Insurance ("SSDI") benefits.
Find out if you are eligible to apply for SSDI benefits by taking our quiz.