New Bedford Disability Lawyer
ROB LEVINE, NEW BEDFORD DISABILITY LAWYER
NEED A DISABILITY LAYWER? GET AN ATTORNEY
When you are ready to file for either SSDI or SSI benefits, contact our attorneys for help. With years of helping the disabled get their Social Security Disability Income, we know how to navigate the system and help speed up the process. Call your New Bedford disability lawyer today.
HOW AN EXPERIENCED DISABIILITY LAWYER CAN HELP
When you file a claim for SSI benefits, you will need to provide certain documents to Social Security. These documents may include your Social Security card or number, proof of age, citizenship or alien status record, proof of income, proof of resources, proof of living arrangements, medical sources, and work history. Social Security needs to see original documents, but they will be returned to you.
If you believe you qualify for SSI benefits, do not delay in contacting us. The earliest Social Security will pay SSI is the month after the filing date of your application or the month after you first meet all eligibility requirements, whichever is later. We’ll work with you and your local Social Security office to get you the benefits you deserve as quickly as possible. Know your rights and responsibilities for SSI.
DENIED SSDI? GET A NEW BEDFORD DISABILITY LAWYER
In addition to meeting Social Security’s definition of disability, you must have worked long enough and recently enough under Social Security to qualify for disability benefits. Social Security work credits are based on your total yearly wages or self-employment income. You can earn up to four credits each year. The amount needed for credit changes from year to year.
If you are approved for SSDI, certain members of your family may qualify for benefits based on your work. They include: your spouse, if he or she is 62 or older; your spouse, at any age if he or she is caring for a child of yours who is younger than age 16 or disabled; your unmarried child, including an adopted child, or, in some cases, a stepchild or grandchild. The child must be younger than age 18 or younger than 19 if in elementary or secondary school full time; and your unmarried child, age 18 or older, if he or she has a disability that started before age 22 (the child’s disability also must meet the definition of disability for adults).
- If you have a listed illness or disease that is the same as listed in the schedule of diseases listed on the SSA website, you may automatically qualify for benefits.
- If your disability has the same signs and symptoms as a disease listed on the schedule under the CAL Initiative, then you may qualify for benefits as well.