The disabled need a safety net.
Most people don’t like to think about disability or the chances of becoming disabled. However, it is important to plan for that possibility. The Social Security Administration pays disability benefits through two programs: the Social Security Disability Insurance program (SSDI) and the Supplemental Security Income (SSI) program. These programs represent a safety net for disabled workers, disabled children and disabled individuals who have not worked, or who have worked but are no longer insured for benefits. Also, dependents may be eligible to receive benefits from their disabled parent or spouse.
We represent individuals seeking Social Security benefits because they have an injury, disease or illness which prevents them from working. Social Security benefits may include a monthly income or even medical insurance through Medicare or Medicaid. SSDI, SSI, Medicare and Medicaid programs are available through the Social Security Administration (SSA) and provide a safety net for citizens who are sick or injured. Other government benefit programs may also be available for the disabled. It is important to know your rights and seek Social Security benefits before your eligibility ends. We can help you access the benefits you need to ease your burden.
We handle claims for SSDI and SSI benefits on a contingency fee basis, we get paid only if we win and our fee is awarded by the Social Security Administration. The claimant only pays for expenses. Winning means the client will receive a monthly Social Security check and depending if they get SSDI or SSI, they will get Medicare or Medicaid. We always seek retroactive benefits for our clients. (Benefits not received while waiting for a hearing.)
Understanding Disability Law enables us to advise and assist clients with other benefits that may be available. Disability clients are often in survival mode and our goal is to lighten their burden by advising and managing their benefit claims and legal needs.
We provide legal help and advice for clients who may need a Supplemental Needs Trust. There are legal ways to shelter client assets with appropriate trusts while also receiving Social Security and other government benefits.
Trust planning for disability can be done by the disabled person or by parents, grandparents, other family or friends. We help our clients establish protective trusts for the benefit of the disabled person. These disability trusts, also known as supplemental needs trusts or special needs trusts, can provide a disabled loved one with resources over and above government benefits. Parents experience great peace of mind knowing their disabled child will not only receive their financial help but also be qualified for government benefits; but this must be set up and managed correctly. Obtaining SSDI is also a great way to obtain additional monthly income for the support of minor dependents. A big aspect of our benefits planning is working with disabled clients, elders and their families.
SSDI-Social Security: Get the most out of Social Security Disability Insurance.
SSI- Supplemental Security Income: Learn about your Supplemental Security Income eligibility.