Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI)

Are You Eligible?


Social Security Disability is for those persons who have worked in jobs that paid into the Social Security fund and are no longer able to work. A variety of medical conditions qualify for disability under the Social Security guidelines. A few examples are back problems, heart disease, vision and hearing problems, asthma, depression, anxiety and kidney or liver disease. Additionally, you must have gained sufficient 'work credits' to qualify. These work credits are calculated based on your income and your age. The Social Security Administration office nearest you can help you with this calculation.
Social Security considers how your medical condition affects your ability to work. They also look at how your daily routine is affected. Are you able to do housework? Do you need help dressing yourself or taking a shower? All of these things are considered by the Social Security when they determine your disability. Therefore, it is important to include as much information as possible on how your condition affects all areas of your daily life.

When To Call An Attorney


After you have submitted the initial application for disability the Social Security Administration will review the medical records and other information you submitted and make a decision, usually within 6 - 8 weeks. Unfortunately, their initial decision is often a denial. You have only 60 days to appeal their decision. Pirzadeh Law Office will help you complete the appeal forms and will submit the information online directly from their offices. We will be with you every step of the way.

If you have been denied twice and the most recent denial is within 60 days your only option is a hearing in front of a judge at the Office of Disability Adjudication and Review (ODAR). Jean Pirzadeh, Attorney at Law, will review all of your information, prepare you for the hearing and represent you in front of the judge.

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Social Security Income (SSI)


Are You Eligible?


If you haven't worked at a job which paid into the Social Security fund or if you haven't worked enough in the last few years to qualify for Social Security Disability Insurance, or SSDI, (see above) then the Social Security Income program may be available to you. It is different from SSDI because it has more requirements than just being disabled. You may also qualify if you are age 65 or older. There are limits on your income and your assets however. You are limited in how much money you can make each month and in the value of your assets. When you apply for Social Security Disability Insurance you automatically apply for Social Security Income. If you don't qualify for one perhaps you will qualify for the other.

When Should I Call An Attorney?


If you are denied Social Security Income you have 60 days to appeal the decision. Our office can help. We have years of experience helping the disabiled and other qualified individuals obtain SSI.

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