Attorney for Social Security Disability Serving the Entire United States
Are You Disabled and Unable to Work?
If you suffer from a disabling disease, impairment or injury, and are unable to consistently sustain gainful employment, you may be eligible for Social Security disability benefits. The Social Security disability lawyers at Bailey & Galyen can provide you with the legal assistance you need to fight for your Social Security disability benefits. Contact the firm for further information and assistance. We offer a free* initial consultation to get you started in your application process.
Have You Been Denied Social Security Disability Benefits?
If you have been denied Social Security disability benefits, don’t despair. Help is available at Bailey & Galyen. Most Social Security disability claims are denied initially, and only succeed on appeal, with the assistance of an attorney. In addition to providing a free initial consultation, if we take your case, the legal fees are contingent and deferred until you receive your award.
Social Security Disability Benefits Can Be Difficult to Obtain
Social Security disability benefits can be extremely difficult to obtain. Clients who have been properly, easily and quickly approved for long term disability benefits through a private insurer or through workers’ compensation are often shocked and dismayed when their Social Security disability claims are denied. It is important to note, that there are subtle but important differences between all disability programs. Those differences in part explain while qualification under one program will not guarantee an award of benefits for the others.
For example, the award of long term disability benefits from a private insurer takes into account not only your injuries and your impairments, but also your potential lack of earning capacity. Conversely at Social Security, benefit eligibility determinations are made regardless of your potential earning capacity. Social Security disability benefits are therefore based on your inability to sustain a much wider range of jobs. This subtle distinction makes Social Security benefits much harder to obtain as your impairments must eliminate a wider pool of potential occupations before a favorable disability determination is made.
With a workers’ compensation claim, the individual claimant expects to receive benefits for a short period of time. While it is fairly easy to get on the program, it is also easy to be removed from the program. Conversely, while Social Security disability benefits are more difficult to obtain. There is an expectation that they will continue for much longer periods of time. It is also more difficult to be removed from the program once your claim is approved.
Finally, Social Security disability claimants who elect to proceed without the aid of an attorney are at the mercy of the social security administration to obtain recent medical treatment. This reliance on the administration to develop the medical records frequently leaves claimants lacking the necessary medical documentation to properly establish their claims. Please contact the Social Security disability lawyers at Bailey & Galyen to learn more about how we can help you successfully apply for Social Security disability benefits.
Types of Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI)
There are two forms of Social Security Disability Insurance administered through the United States Social Security Administration.
Social Security Disability Insurance, (SSDI) and Supplemental Security Income (SSI). SSDI is available to individuals who have worked and paid FICA taxes. The Supplemental Security Income (SSI) program is primarily for people who lack significant resources to provide for their support. Not surprisingly, many people who are ill and unable to work fall into the SSI category because they are unable to work due to illness or injury.
If you have more questions about Social Security Disability your can learn more by visiting the following pages:
- Social Security Disability Law
- Social Security Disability Eligibility
- FICA Withholding
- Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI)
- Supplemental Security Income (SSI)
- Filing For Social Security Disability Benefits
- FAQS: Social Security Disability
- Disabling Diseases
- Social Security Disability Glossary of Terms
- The Importance of Medical Records
- Why You Want A Social Security Attorney