Supplemental Security Income

Types of Social Security Disability Benefits

by Staff Blogger | November 9th, 2015

When Americans suffer a mental or physical health condition that prevents them from working, they may be eligible for Social Security Disability benefits. But before applying, applicants should know that there are several different types of Social Security Disability benefits. Understanding who is eligible for each type can help you determine the types of benefits you may be able to receive.

Disability Benefits

Social Security Disability benefits are paid to roughly 60 million Americans who have been unable to work for longer than a year. These individuals have also paid into the program long enough to qualify for these benefits.

Child Benefits

If you’re currently receiving Social Security Disability benefits, your child may also qualify for children’s benefits. The Social Security Administration outlines the requirements and coverage on their website.

Supplemental Security Income

Even if you don’t qualify for Social Security Disability benefits, you may still be eligible for Supplemental Security Income. These benefits are paid to citizens who have limited resources for income. Some of the conditions that can qualify for these benefits include being over age 65 or suffering from vision impairment or another type of disability.

Get Help

The staff at Ponce Law suggests speaking with a Social Security Disability lawyer about your case prior to filing a claim. Doing so can help ensure your questions are answered and your case is filed in the proper manner.

What If I Haven’t Worked Long Enough to Get Social Security Disability?

by Staff Blogger | September 23rd, 2015

If a medical condition, illness, or injury prevents you from working for longer than one year, you may qualify for Social Security Disability benefits. However, you must have worked and paid into the Social Security system long enough to receive these benefits.

This leaves many disabled Americans asking about their options if they haven’t earned enough credits to receive Social Security Disability benefits. The Nashville Social Security Disability lawyers at Ponce Law explain one of the best resources available to citizens is another program offered by the Social Security Administration (SSA).

Supplemental Security Income is available to anyone with a disability and limited resources for income. To be eligible, you must make less than a certain amount of money per month and be:

  • Age 65 or older
  • Blind or vision impaired
  • Suffering from a disability lasting longer than one year or resulting in death

If you think you may qualify for benefits, you can take a more detailed look at the Supplemental Security Income eligibility requirements on the SSA website.

At Ponce Law, we have seen the impact financial assistance can have on the lives of those with disabilities, and we hope this information is useful in helping you to get the benefits you need.

Two Benefits That Are Available to Disabled American Workers

by Staff Blogger | November 14th, 2014

While we do our best to prepare for the unexpected, accidents and illness can strike at anytime. That’s why it’s important to be aware of what options are available to offer you assistance in the event you become disabled due to a mishap or disease.

Social Security Disability Benefits

These payments are made available to Americans who are suffering from a long-term or terminal condition. The Social Security Disability attorneys with Ponce Law explain that there are complex regulations that can make it slow and difficult to be approved for the program. Luckily, the Social Security Administration has another type of resource that may be easier for a disabled citizen to receive.

Supplemental Security Income

The Social Security Administration (SSA) allows anyone who is 65 years of age or younger, blind, or disabled to qualify for Supplemental Security Income. Recipients must also have limited resources and income.

Getting Help

The processes to receive either of these benefits can be arduous and may require you to seek legal assistance with your claim. In fact, SSA reports show an estimated 60 percent of initial Social Security Disability claims are denied.

At Ponce Law, we’re here to help if you’re disabled and in need of assistance. We can answer any questions you may have regarding your case and can assist you with the paperwork that’s necessary for filing. To speak with a member of our legal team, give us a call at 615-244-4325.