Social Security Disability
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Social Security Claims
If you are unable to work, you may be entitled to receive benefits from the Social Security Administration. The type of disability benefits to which you may be entitled depend on multiple factors, including the number of years that you have worked and paid into the Social Security system and whether you are suffering from a qualifying condition also known as an impairment.
SSDI versus SSI?
Social Security Disability Insurance (“SSDI”) are benefits paid to individuals who are disabled and have a qualifying work history, either through their own employment or a family member. Supplemental Security Income (“SSI”) are benefits paid to individuals who are disabled and have limited income and financial resources. You do not have to have a qualifying work history to receive SSI benefits.
How does the Social Security Administration decide if I am disabled?
In determining whether you qualify for disability benefits, the Social Security Administration uses a step-by-step process involving five questions to determine if you are disabled. The five questions are:
- Are you working?
- Is your condition “severe”?
- Is your condition found in the list of disabling conditions?
- Can you do the work you did previously?
- Can you do any other type of work?
There are many factors involved in finding out what benefits you can receive, all of which we will discuss during your initial free consultation. The attorneys at Luneau & Beck, LLC will be able to provide you with strategies and advice to increase your chances of getting Social Security benefits. It also is important that you contact us immediately if an application that you filed on your own has been denied. the attorneys at Luneau & Beck, LLC have the expertise to file a reconsideration of you denial and/or to request a hearing before an Administrative Law Judge.
How much does Luneau & Beck, LLC charge?
The attorneys at Luneau & Beck, LLC work on a contingent basis. Our attorney fee is limited to 25% of the past due benefits awarded to you by the Social Security Administration, up to a maximum of $6,000.00.