SSDI / SSI Application Denial Attorney Serving Kentucky and Southern Indiana
Have you lost your job, or are you unable to work a 40 hour week due to a disability or disease? You may qualify for one of the disability programs administered by the Social Security Administration. There are two primary options for most to consider:
- Social Security Disability Insurance or SSDI
- Supplemental Security Income or SSI
The Smith & Wax Law Office is committed to helping those who qualify for these programs to receive the benefits to which they are entitled. It is disappointing to know that most people who attempt to file their own application are rejected. More than 70% of these applications are rejected nationwide. As your attorneys we will work with your doctor and other professionals to ensure your application or denial appeal is completed accurately, and that all coding and notes from your doctor(s) are properly formatted. This significantly increases your chances of obtaining the financial benefits deserved. Best of all, there is no out of pocket cost to you. The initial consultation with one of our attorneys is free.
What is SSDI or Social Security Disability Insurance?
SSDI or Social Security Disability Insurance is a Social Security benefit in the form of insurance. SSDI helps those who are unable to work due to a qualifying psychological or physical disability. Qualifying disabilities are classified as “severe, long term, total disability.” “Severe” in this case means they prevent your ability to accomplish basic work tasks. They also must be classified as “long term” meaning you will be out of work for at least one year. “Total disability” means you are not able to perform “Substantial Gainful Activity” or SGA, which is based on monthly income.
What is SSI or Supplemental Security Income?
SSI is a program that is designed to help those who are disabled, and have never been able to work and contribute to Social Security, or for those who have not worked long enough to meet the minimum requirements of SSDI. SSI provides a monthly payment up to $733 for individuals, and $1,100 per couple for those who are blind, disabled or elderly. SSI qualification can be challenging as there are very low limits on income and assets.
What Happens if Your Application is Denied?
You only have 60 days to file an appeal if your initial application is denied, and the majority of claims are denied at every level of the process. If you have received a Social Security Disability Insurance or SSDI denial letter you should contact my office immediately so that I can work with your doctors, correct or add appropriate information, and meet the time requirements for the submission of your appeal.
Contact Experienced Social Security Disability Lawyers
We invite you to come to our convenient offices and meet with the experienced Social Security Disability attorneys at Smith & Wax who will help you to file your application or appeal for Social Security disability benefits. Our offices are conveniently located and provide easy access. If you face severe, long term total disability and are interested in Social Security disability benefits, or if your application for benefits has been recently denied contact our lawyers for a free initial consultation. There is no cost to you out of pocket.
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