Understanding What You Need to Prove to Get SSDI or SSI Benefits
Figuring out whether you are eligible for Social Security disability benefits can be difficult. The information provided by the government may not be clear, and the staff at the Social Security Administration (SSA) may not be able to give satisfactory answers to your questions.
Talk to our Social Security Eligibility attorneys today. Call 513-721-1350 in Cincinnati or 859-547-1382 in Newport
At the law firm of Barron Peck Bennie & Schlemmer, our experienced Social Security lawyers help clients in Ohio and Kentucky pursue the disability benefits they deserve. We can help you identify whether you meet the two basic requirements for Social Security benefits.
Do You Have a Severe Physical or Mental Condition?
In order to receive Social Security disability benefits, you must prove that you have a severe physical or mental condition that prevents you from working. Your age, education and work history are also relevant in determining whether you qualify for Social Security disability benefits.
If you have a severe medical condition that meets or equals a condition described in the Social Security Listing of Impairments, you will be found disabled. If your condition is not in the listings, you may still be able to get benefits if you can prove you are unable to work considering your impairment, age, education and work history. Our attorneys can help you determine whether you are legally disabled.
Are You a Member of a Group That Is Entitled to Benefits?
Social Security disability benefits fall into two general categories: Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI), which primarily serves people who have a history of working and paying into Social Security, and Supplemental Security Income (SSI), which is for people in financial need.
The eligibility requirements for both of these programs are complex. Our attorneys can help you determine whether you are entitled to SSDI or SSI. Some people are eligible for both types of benefits, and we will carefully review your situation to maximize your total benefits.
Call 513-721-1350 to Schedule a consultation
To discuss your potential Social Security claim with one of our experienced attorneys, please contact our Cincinnati offices at 513-721-1350 or by e-mail to set up a consultation. We do not charge attorney fees unless your Social Security claim is granted and you receive benefits.