Hire a Disability Attorney, not a Non-Attorney Advocate

Hire a Disability Attorney, not a Non-Attorney Advocate

Janelle could no longer work and wanted to apply for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits. She felt confused and overwhelmed by the whole process of applying for disability benefits. Janelle needed help but did not know where to turn. She knew she could hire a disability attorney or a…

How to Apply for Disability Benefits

How to Apply for Disability Benefits

Many people may qualify as disabled, but don’t know how to apply for disability benefits. Just knowing the benefits are available is not enough – you have to go after them. For those living in California, three different forms of disability benefits are available. Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) The Social Security Administration (SSA) administers…

How a Compassionate Allowance May Help Your Claim for Disability Benefits

How a Compassionate Allowance May Help Your Claim for Disability Benefits

If you have a serious medical condition that prevents you from working, you may be eligible for certain disability benefits. The two most well-known are probably Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) and Supplemental Security Income (SSI), both managed by the Social Security Administration (SSA). It can be difficult to get from application date to approval…

I Have Children. Can They Get SSI Benefits?

I Have Children. Can They Get SSI Benefits?

We often think of adults receiving benefits like Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) or Supplemental Security Income (SSI). However, children often can get SSI benefits under certain circumstances. The Social Security Administration (SSA) oversees both the SSI and SSDI programs. When assessing children for SSI benefits, SSA personnel look at several important categories. Age One…