Social Security Disability Benefits
If you or a loved one is struggling with a physical or mental condition, paying medical expenses and providing for your family’s basic needs can be a struggle. If you qualify, disability benefits from the Social Security Administration can make a significant difference in your family’s quality of life.
The Information You Need To Successfully Secure SSD Or SSI Benefits
At Gentry Arnold PLLC, we help individuals and families in Memphis secure the benefits they need when applying for Social Security Disability (SSD) and Supplemental Security Income (SSI). In most cases, people come to us after an initial application is denied. The Social Security Administration has numerous regulations establishing the types of injuries and illnesses that qualify for benefits. If you lack the proper medical records or make a seemingly insignificant mistake on your application, it’s highly likely that you will be denied.
As your attorneys, we can explain the regulations, the application process and other questions you might have regarding SSD and SSI benefits. Below are brief explanations differentiating the two types of benefits:
- Social Security Disability: SSD is a monthly payment based on the FICA (Federal Insurance Contributions Act) deductions paid from your paycheck to the IRS. If approved, you receive monthly benefits based on the amount of income that you made prior to the disability.
- Supplemental Security Income: SSI is a monthly payment based on need. In short, if you are disabled and have very little income and next to no assets, you can receive monthly SSI benefit payments.
If you have suffered an injury or illness that prevents you from working any type of full-time job that you are qualified for, you may be eligible for SSD or SSI benefits. By reaching out to us at Gentry Arnold PLLC, our attorneys can help you review your options and take the necessary steps for filing or appealing to the Social Security Administration.