According to the Social Security Administration, studies show that a 20-year-old worker has a three-in-ten chance of becoming disabled before reaching retirement age.
When a person suffers from a debilitating mental or physical disability, he or she may be eligible to receive Social Security disability benefits from the government. The Social Security Administration pays disability benefits under two different programs:
• Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) — Based on prior work for which Social Security taxes were paid,
• Supplemental Security Income (SSI) – Based on financial need. Children as well as adults may be able to collect disability benefits.
Unfortunately, it is often difficult to meet Social Security’s definition of disability, even when you are truly disabled. That’s where we come in.
The attorneys at Smith, Wallis and Scott are thoroughly familiar with both programs, and can work with you to help get you the benefits you deserve. We have successfully represented hundreds of claimants, helping them get Social Security benefits after previously being denied, often denied again and again.
Some conditions that may qualify an individual for Social Security benefits include:
• Heart disease
• Orthopedic injuries
• Neurological disorders