If you are struggling with a disability, you might also be struggling to sustain income and employment because of it. Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) are two programs that help individuals like you get the financial benefits you need to get by.
Get The Help You Need In SSDI And SSI Claims
People throughout the Finger Lakes region of New York look to me, John McKeown, when they need a Rochester Social Security Disability lawyer to help them through the complicated SSDI and SSI application process. I can help you handle SSDI and SSI claims that have arisen from any kind or combination of disabilities, including mental illnesses, back injuries, brain injuries and workplace injuries. Many of my clients with mental illness may suffer from depression or anxiety. I am here to help.
- Social Security Disability Insurance: SSDI is often viewed as having superior benefits to SSI, but in order to collect this type of benefit, you have to have an employment history. It is a program that you have paid into, and then are able to collect if you can prove that your disability limits your ability to sustain employment and income in the manner you did before.
- Supplemental Security Income: SSI is based more on financial need and does not require that individuals have a history of employment. In order to qualify, an individual must meet certain income restrictions, which could be affected by your marital status, or your entire household's income level.
Help With Unusual And Complex Cases
In some instances, individuals can qualify for both SSDI and SSI. It takes a high level of preparation and skill in dealing with the Social Security Administration to effectively gather medical records and prove your circumstances in a hearing for each of these types of benefits. As your attorney, I will work from every angle to get you the income you need, whether that involves initially applying for both SSDI and SSI, or representing you in the appeals process if you have initially been denied benefits.
Contact John F. McKeown For Help Today
I welcome you to call my Canandaigua office at 585-337-0479 to schedule an initial consultation. During this meeting we will discuss your legal situation and the ways that my legal services could provide you with solutions. Getting SSD benefits is possible, and when you call my office we can get on the path to doing so.