Did you know that you can apply for social security benefits online? Visit the www.ssa.gov website to consider the benefits for which you would be eligible to apply.
The main social security benefits that you can apply for are retirement, spousal, medicare, and/or disability benefits. You may be eligible for more than one type of social security benefit so it’s worth any potential applicant’s time to study the potential financial awards provided by the social security system.
A Closer Look at Social Security Disability Benefits
For those eligible to apply for social security disability benefits it is important to understand that there are two types of disability benefits available via the social security system. The first is Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDL). These benefits are awarded to those who cannot work full or part-time due to a disability and who have worked long enough to contribute to the social security system in the past. The other type of social security disability benefit is Supplemental Security Income (SSI) which provides financial benefits to those who cannot work full or part-time due to a disability. However, unlike SSDL benefits, SSI benefits are not contingent on having worked in the past. SSI benefits are awarded based on an individual’s income.
What Disabilities Qualify for SSDL and SSI Benefits
This is a great question. If your disability isn’t described clearly from a medical standpoint then your application for SSDL and SSI benefits can be rejected. Many applications submitted online are rejected and this is unfortunate. Before submitting your application consider whether your disability can be found on this page via the www.ssa.gov website. The disabilities listed are categorized as “adult disabilities.” However it’s important to know that the disabilities for children and teenagers who are 18 years old and younger are very similar in almost all cases.
A Disability Doesn’t Mean You Deserve Less!
It is unfortunately common for those with real limiting disabilities to be treated with a lack of concern or empathy. For this reason it is advisable to seek legal representation with expertise in the area of social security. A good social security disability attorney treats you with the utmost respect, lays all possible benefits on the table, and earns nothing until you are awarded benefits. It’s a fact that social security attorneys often win benefits for their clients in a fraction of the time that most people can do it on their own. This service helps individuals—perhaps individuals like yourself—to avoid the headaches associated with the SSDI and SSI application processes and co as well as common rejections and misunderstandings. In short, the service can save clients weeks or even months of valuable time!
How Much Would I Pay a Social Security Attorney to Help Me Win Benefits?
A good attorney should charge something in the area of $6000 or 25% of your retroactive (past due) benefits, whichever is less. It’s a very reasonable fee and more than worth it when you consider the time required to wade through the application process.
Bell Law Offices in Portland, Eugene, and Salem, Oregon
Bell Law Offices attorneys specialize in social security law and have helped many clients quickly earn social security benefits without a hassle. Bell Law Offices treat all clients with respect and understand that clients applying for social security benefits often feel frustrated and discouraged with the process. Bell Law attorneys will sit with you for FREE and explain all of your options and whether or not your application should receive financial benefits.
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Contact Bell Law Offices today to learn more about social security disability benefits. Bell Law has offices in Portland, Eugene, and Salem, Oregon.