If you become injured, disabled, or sick to the point where you are unable to work, you may worry about where your next meal is going to come from, or how you are going to pay your bills. It can be scary, to not know if you will be able to provide a comfortable life for your family on a month-to-month basis.
Fortunately, the United States offers Social Security benefits. Social Security benefits are for individuals who are unable to perform any substantial gainful activity (SGA), which means that they are unable to work in their own occupation because of their injury or illness, and they are unable to work in another occupation due to age, education, or experience. If you or a loved one is unable to work, and if you are considering applying for Social Security benefits, let James R. Comerford, founder and leading attorney of The Comerford Law Office, LLC, help you navigate the Social Security claims process and guide you toward a successful outcome.
There are two types of Social Security disability benefits that you can receive: Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) or Supplemental Security Income (SSI). Individuals who have worked for ten or more years and paid into payroll taxes are eligible for SSDI. These are non-government funded benefits that you yourself have paid into.
SSI benefits, on the other hand, are government funded. They are meant to help the elderly, blind, and disabled supplement their small or non-existent income. SSI benefits are strictly available to help individuals meet their basic living needs.
Because of how often individuals are denied Social Security benefits, it would be best to work with a Social Security attorney from the very beginning of the claims process. Statistics show that individuals who retain the help of an attorney early on in the process are much more likely to get approved than those who attempt to navigate the process on their own. Additionally, individuals who have been denied their benefits are more successful in their appeal. The appeals process also moves along much quicker with a lawyer guiding the process than when an individual appeals the SSA’s initial decision.
At The Comerford Law Office, LLC, our legal associates will do everything possible to help you obtain the SSI or SSDI benefits that you need the first time around. This includes:
From lack of medical evidence to incorrect information, and untimely filing to lack of testimony, there are a number of reasons that Social Security claims are routinely denied. To prevent denial of your claim, allow a Social Security attorney who knows what they are doing to help you obtain your benefits as quickly and painlessly as possible.
If you are in need of Social Security benefits and do not have the resources to undergo a denial and then the appeals process, reach out to Social Security attorney James R. Comerford right away. The team at The Comerford Law Office, LLC routinely helps individuals throughout the state of Illinois obtain the SSI and SSDI benefits they need to maintain a comfortable lifestyle. Whether you are at the beginning of the claims process or need to file an appeal, call our office at 312-863-8572 for a free consultation today.