Am I Eligible For SSD or SSI?
The first question everyone needs the answer to right away is: Am I eligible to receive disability benefits from the Social Security Administration (SSA)? The two different types of disability benefits serve different groups of people and use a somewhat different set of criteria to evaluate claims.
Representing People Across The Nation
The SSD and SSI programs are federal claims; this means that Berk Law can handle your claim regardless of where you live, including New Jersey, Delaware and beyond. Berk Law has successfully represented claimants through the years throughout the entire country.
Social Security Disability (SSD)
Eligibility for SSD requires:
- Being completely unable to work due to a physical or mental condition
- That the condition needs to have lasted or be expected to last for 12 continuous months or to be fatal
- You to have made contributions to the Social Security system and have a sufficient work history
Supplemental Security Income (SSI)
SSI has the same requirements as SSD regarding being unable to work and the minimum time that disability must exist. The main difference is that SSI benefits are available to those who have no work history or history of contributing to the Social Security system. SSI benefits are often well-suited for children besides adults without a recent significant work history.
More Than 35 Years’ Experience Helping People Secure Social Security Disability Benefits
At Berk Law, attorney Todd M. Berk has been working to help people secure the Social Security Disability benefits they deserve since 1980. His extensive experience has taught him what the SSA is looking for in a valid claim and how to present that information in a way that it will recognize. He knows how challenging the process can feel to people who are trying to simply secure the benefits to which they are legally entitled. Todd M. Berk is committed to providing people with personal service that can make the process of pursuing benefits less intimidating.
Our Testimonials page can help illustrate the help we have been able to give to people since 1980.
Social Security Lawyer Serving Philadelphia And The Greater Southeastern Pennsylvania Region
Come discuss your situation with our firm. We can help you understand what types of Social Security Disability benefits you are eligible for. To schedule an initial consultation, call 215-989-4187 or contact us online.
We only collect attorneys fees if we secure benefits for you. Our fees are restricted by federal law.