Social Security Disability And SSI

Social Security Disability and Supplemental Security Income benefits can help disabled people achieve the financial stability they need to make ends meet. However, the application and appeals processes can be daunting.

The lawyers of Barber & Bauer, LLP, in Evansville, Indiana, have more than 45 years of combined experience helping individuals obtain the benefits they need after being denied. They know that many people are depending on SSD or SSI benefits, and they will help walk you through the process.

Understanding The Basics Of SSD And SSI

Social Security Disability benefits are reserved for individuals who have worked and have a disabling impairment that is expected to last for a year or more. These individuals are unable to work because of their impairments and need benefits to make up for lack of income and related medical expenses. The amount of benefits an individual on Social Security Disability will receive depends on his or her work history and past earnings.

Supplemental Security Income, on the other hand, is a need-based program reserved for low-income individuals who are older than 65, disabled or blind, and children who are blind or disabled. Unlike SSD benefits, SSI benefits are not related to your work history.

Applying For SSD And SSI Benefits

You can apply for SSD and SSI benefits online or through your local Social Security office. It is important to be thorough in your application to give yourself the best chance of being approved for benefits. If you have been denied, contact Barber & Bauer, LLP, to help.

Appealing Denied Claims

If your claim is denied, do not be discouraged. The attorneys of Barber & Bauer, LLP, have extensive experience helping individuals appeal denied claims. They can gather crucial medical evidence to support your case, appeal your denial, and guide you through the appeals and hearing process.

Schedule Your Initial Consultation Today

Call the law firm at 812-618-1940 to schedule a consultation.