The Slusser Law Firm in Hazleton, Pennsylvania, is experienced in handling Social Security issues for clients throughout northeastern Pennsylvania.
If you’ve become disabled and unable to lead a normal life, hold down a job or function as you did before, you may feel overwhelmed with worries about how you will be able to provide for yourself and your loved ones. The federal Social Security Administration offers financial assistance for those who become disabled.
But applying for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) or Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits is complicated and sometimes discouraging. Most people do not fully understand how SSDI and SSI can help them or if they qualify.
An experienced Social Security attorney such as those at the Slusser Law Firm in Hazleton will help you understand how the system works.
SSDI provides income to people who cannot work because of their permanent or temporary disability. Provided by the federal government, SSDI is funded by taxes on worker’s income. Benefits are based on the number of years you have worked and how much you have contributed. In order to receive assistance, you must apply for benefits and be approved by the Social Security Administration.
SSI was established for people who are retired or at retirement age (currently 65 or older). Income can also be received by those who are blind or otherwise disabled. The amount you receive is based on several criteria, including your current income and resources. In order to receive benefits, you must apply to the Social Security Administration and they will review your case.
The experienced Social Security attorneys at the Slusser Law Firm can help you navigate the Social Security process. They can help gather evidence of your disability and help you resubmit your paperwork if your application is denied. They can help work through the red tape by requesting any medical records that may be needed to properly submit your claim. They can request that your doctor put together a report that details all of the things that you are able and unable to do based on your disability. They can ensure that if your claim has been denied, your appeal is filed within the time constraints set forth by the Social Security Administration.
If you think you may be eligible to receive SSDI or SSI benefits, speak to an attorney at the Slusser Law Firm in Hazleton, Pennsylvania, who understands the system and how it works.
Contact the Slusser Law Firm and an attorney will meet with you to review your case. We serve clients in northeastern and central Pennsylvania and beyond.