Helping You Obtain Social Security Disability Benefits
Social Security Disability provides important benefits to the qualified disabled who cannot work. These benefits fall under two categories: Social Security Disability Income (SSDI) and Supplemental Security Income (SSI).
The lawyers at Pashler & Devereaux have over 20 years of experience helping people qualify for disability benefits under these programs. From our law office in Amherst, we serve clients throughout western and upstate New York.
Obtaining SSDI Benefits
Social Security Disability Insurance is administered through the Social Security trust fund, and is based primarily on your employment history and decisions about your disability. In addition, Social Security keeps track of work credits you have earned. If you have enough credits, are under age 65 and suffer from a qualifying disability, you may be entitled to benefits.
Proving a qualifying disability can be challenging, and many people who apply without the help of an experienced attorney find their disability claims denied. Our lawyers can guide you through the application process and help you build the strongest possible case. If your claim is denied, we can help you appeal.
Obtaining SSI Benefits
Disabled people often face economic hardship. Social Security has a benefit program, Supplemental Security Income (SSI), that applies to people in dire economic need who do not have the work history to qualify for SSDI. Qualifying is difficult. The program is paid for directly by taxpayers rather than by the Social Security trust fund. Assistance from a lawyer at Pashler & Devereaux can help you prove that you meet both the medical and economic standards.
Which Program Applies To Me?
These two programs address different needs of the disabled. Guidance in the application process from a lawyer at Pashler & Devereaux can greatly increase your chances of success. The application process can be complicated. It involves many factors related to your medical condition and your personal circumstances.
Need Help With Your Social Security Disability Benefits? We Can Provide It.
The lawyers at Pashler & Devereaux will take the time to listen carefully to your circumstances and give you the best possible advice on how to proceed. They are committed to listening to your story and skillfully advocating on your behalf. Give us a call today at 716-246-1474 or contact us online to set up a free initial consultation.