Under the law, if you are disabled and cannot work, you may be entitled to Social Security benefits. The United States Government has implemented two Social Security disability programs to provide a monthly income to persons who are unable to work due to a disability. The most common program is Social Security Disability Insurance Benefits Program (SSD), which provides basic benefits to disabled workers, dependents and surviving spouses. The other program is known as the Supplemental Security Income Program (SSI). This program provides benefits to disabled individuals whose income and assets fall below a specific level, and in many cases, to individuals who have not worked long enough to qualify for SSD.
Despite these government programs, frequently the Social Security Administration denies requests for benefits, even requests from persons who are entitled to Social Security benefits under the law. Many applicants grow frustrated after repeated denials and eventually give up.
At Lloyd & Lloyd, we specialize in helping our clients obtain the maximum amount of benefits they are entitled to. If you are disabled and are contemplating applying for Social Security benefits, contact us so that we can help you begin the process. If you have already applied and have received a denial letter, contact us immediately. You only have a limited amount of time to appeal denials, so the sooner that you hire an attorney, the better your chances on appeal will be.