Disability Law

SSDI or Social Security Disability Insurance benefits fall under Title II of the Social Security Act. Title II was signed into law by President Franklin D. Roosevelt in 1935 as part of the New Deal.  Its goal was to provide a federally funded form of social insurance to workers who no longer able to work because of old age and/or disability.

Presently, those workers who have paid into Social Security and who can no longer work due to physical or mental ailments may be eligible for a monthly benefit, however you need not have worked at all in order to be eligible for benefits.

Social Security Benefits paid under Title XVI of the Social Security Act are referred to as Supplemental Security Income, or SSI.  Title XVI was a result of President Richard Nixon’s effort to reform the nation’s welfare programs, providing relief to needy individuals with disabilities.  Thus, even those disabled persons who have not worked long enough under Social Security’s rules, may be eligible based upon the fact that they have limited income and resources.

If you have a severe mental or physical impairment that has rendered you unable to work fulltime, you may be eligible for benefits under either or both of the two programs described above.  Social Security’s eligibility rules are complicated, however we would be happy to discuss your potential eligibility with you over the phone.

You don’t need to do this on your own…we can help. Whether you’ve applied and been denied already, your a new applicant, or you have a hearing scheduled in front of a judge and you don’t know what to do, we’re fully prepared to answer your questions and guide you through the process. Call us today to learn more.