If a disability is preventing you from working, you may be entitled to financial help from the federal government. Workers’ compensation often doesn’t provide enough assistance to stay afloat, especially in the case of a lifelong or long-term disability.
Employed people pay into the Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) program, which in turn makes cash payments to people who are unable to work due to injury. You are insured under this program if you have worked for at least two years and pay your taxes.
Even if you weren’t previously employed for at least two years, you can get compensation for your disability through the Supplemental Security Income (SSI) program. These benefits are awarded based on financial need.
SSDI differs from workers’ comp payments in that workers’ comp will be offered through your employer in return for relinquishing your rights to sue your employer for your injury. If you receive workers’ compensation, you can still receive Social Security Disability benefits. However, you will have to report your benefits to the Social Security Administration (SSA).
To apply for disability benefits, you’ll need to send the necessary documents to the SSA where it will be reviewed by the local Office of Disability Adjudication and Review. Processing often takes five months, so don’t delay submitting your initial application.
Most people are initially rejected after submitting a claim. If your claim is denied, you have 60 days from the date of your refusal to make an appeal. Finding a law firm with expertise in Social Security Disability law will improve your chances of getting the financial help you need.
At Cochran, Kroll & Associates, P.C., our experienced Social Security Disability Lawyers in Lansing are from top law schools and practice areas of workplace injury law to help people like you get the financial support they need.
Call 866-MICH-LAW to work with a trusted law firm, Cochran, Kroll & Associates, P.C. so you can rest assured that your disability claim will be handled efficiently.
Cochran, Kroll & Associates, P.C. is proud to serve as Social Security Disability Lawyers in the Lansing area. Call our law office at 866-MICH-LAW for a free case consultation so you can make an informed decision about your disability claim.
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