Qualifying for Social Security Disability Benefits
The United States government offers two programs of financial compensation to help individuals who are unable to work due to a long-term disability. The two programs are similar — individuals qualify for one program or the other based primarily on income levels.
Social Security Disability Insurance (also called SSD or SSDI) is available to disabled individuals who have worked enough time in their lives to have “banked” disability benefits that may be paid back out.
Supplemental Security Income (also called SSI) is a disability benefits program available to disabled people with low incomes such as children and people who have not worked enough time during their lives to qualify for SSDI.
Jan Dils, Attorneys at Law
Offices in Parkersburg, Charleston, Logan, Huntington and Beckley, West Virginia - and Charlotte, NC.
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At the law firm of Jan Dils, Attorneys at Law, we focus our practice almost exclusively on helping our clients get approval for their SSDI and SSI claims. Our knowledge of the SSDI and SSI application and appeals process helps our clients obtain approval — and a much-needed income — without the years of waiting that are common for people who represent themselves.
Jan Dils, Attorneys at Law, also represents U.S. veterans attempting to claim VA disability benefits for service-connected disabilities.
Don’t struggle with confusing forms, busy telephones and months of uncertainty. When you turn your SSD or SSI claim over to our capable lawyers, you can rest secure in the knowledge that a dedicated and experienced lawyer will put together a persuasive application on your behalf.
What We Offer Our Clients: We Won’t Take “No” for an Answer
Our lawyers will provide legal advice and representation no matter what stage you are at in the application or appeals process. We will gather necessary medical records and develop the best possible case on your behalf by presenting your medical records to the Social Security Administration in an organized and persuasive fashion. We will make sure your Social Security file is complete.
If your original SSDI or SSI case is denied, we will file the necessary appeals paperwork. If you need to appear before an administrative law judge as part of your appeal, your lawyer will prepare you and appear with you at the hearing, no matter where your hearing takes place.
More Information About SSDI and SSI Claims
General information about claiming Social Security disability insurance (SSDI) or Supplemental Security Income (SSI) is available on the following pages of this Web site:
- Supplemental Security Income
- When to Apply
- When Your Disability Claim is Denied
- Mental Illnesses
- Physical Disabilities
- Additional Disability Benefits
- Social Security Disability Information Center
- Frequently Asked Questions: SSI/SSDI
- Attorneys’ Fees in SSDI and VA Cases
- SSDI Five Levels of Appeal
For answers to questions about your specific case, however, we urge you to contact our office to schedule a free initial appointment. Call toll free, 1.877.526.3457, or send us an e-mail for a prompt response.