Greenville, North Carolina Social Security Disability Attorney
Social Security FAQs
Social Security Disability attorney Timothy E. Burch is asked a lot of questions regarding Social Security Disability and Supplemental Security Income claims, appeals and benefits. We are always happy to answer your questions when you contact us for a case evaluation, but we have also included some frequently asked questions regarding Social Security that we hope you find useful.
What are Social Security Disability benefits? Social Security Disability (SSD or Title II) is government assistance from the Social Security Administration, a federal agency which provides benefits for disabled and retired workers and, in some cases, their dependants.
Who is eligible for SSD? To be eligible to receive Social Security Disability benefits, a person must have worked recently, usually for 5 out of the 10 past years. You must also have a physically or emotionally disabling condition that will prevent you from working for a minimum of 12 months. These benefits also work off a points system, and a person will have more points the longer he or she has been working. There is no age limit on receiving SSD benefits, but your work record will affect your eligibility. For more information, contact our offices to see if you qualify.
What is Supplemental Security Income? Supplemental Security Income (SSI) is government assistance to poor and disabled individuals who cannot provide for themselves. SSI provides cash for food, shelter and clothing. This is a welfare type program which is financed through general tax revenues and is paid to children or adults who qualify.
Who is eligible for SSI? To be eligible to receive Supplemental Security Income benefits, you must meet certain requirements regarding disability, income and living conditions. You may be eligible to receive benefits even if you have not worked previously. To see if you qualify for SSI, contact our offices.
What if my claim for benefits was denied? If your claim was denied, there is still hope. You can work with an attorney who can appeal the denial of your claim and help you get benefits. Sometimes even a valid claim will be denied because an attorney did not help prepare the claim and something was missed. With an appeal, you have the chance to still receive benefits.
What types of disabilities are usually covered under Social Security Disability? Physical and mental/emotional disabilities are covered by SSD and may qualify you to receive benefits. These include: cancer, diabetes, anxiety, depression, stroke, back pain, migraine headaches, arthritis, asthma and asbestosis. There are many more which qualify as well; you can see the entire list by clicking here.
Contact Greenville Social Security Disability attorney Timothy E. Burch today!