When you’re unable to work due to an illness or injury, a social security disability lawyer in Whidbey Island, WA will help you wade through all of the paperwork, doctor’s appointments and the evidence that’s needed for a successful claim. There are two types of disability available through the Social Security Administration. One type of disability is for individuals who do not have enough work history and is called Supplemental Security Income (SSI). The other type of disability is called Social Security Disability (SSD). This type of disability is available to someone who has been employed and became disabled.
The process of filing a claim with the Social Security Administration is an elaborate process. Mistakes can easily be made and cause the application to be rejected. There is a lot of evidence that must be gathered and presented with the initial claim form. If the key pieces and terms are not used, the claim will be denied. Many claims that are legitimate are denied. A social security disability lawyer in Whidbey Island, WA can begin gathering everything an individual needs to file an appeal. The lawyer will help a client prepare for a hearing and present arguments in front of a panel in a convincing manner. They will fight for your rights and disability payments you’re entitled to receive.
In order to qualify for SSI, an individual must be age 65 or older, blind or disabled. If any of those don’t apply to someone, they will not be eligible. In order to be eligible for SSI, they must meet one of those qualifications and:
• Live within the United States, the District of Columbia, or the Northern Mariana Islands.
• Have limited resources and limited income.
• They must be a U.S. citizen or an alien legally residing in the United States. If someone has an active warrant for deportation, they will not meet the citizenship or alien requirement.
• An individual cannot be confined to a prison or hospital that the government is paying for.
• They cannot apply for payments or cash benefits.
If a disability has destroyed your ability to work or continue working, contact Allen Law Firm.