Both Social Security Disability (SSD) and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) are government based assistance programs. If you or a loved one is disabled of have been in the past, you may be able to obtain benefits through one or both of these programs.
To best determine which of the programs that you qualify for and to begin the application process, you should seek out legal representation. At Harbison & Kavanagh, our Richmond Social Security disability lawyers understand the intricate nature of Social Security programs and can help you figure out which program fits your specific needs.
Generally, SSD is granted if you have been unable to work for a year or more due to suffering an injury or illness.
While SSD requires that you have a documented work history, SSI does not have this restriction and is available to those with little to no income who are disabled. To be eligible for SSI benefits, you must provide documentation that you are unable to work due to a long term disability or illness and are below a certain income bracket.
In the event that you have previously paid into Social Security in the past and have become disabled, you may also qualify for both SSD and SSI. To ensure that you get the maximum amount of aid possible, it is in your best interest to contact one of our Richmond Social Security disability attorneys to discuss your situation.
At Harbison & Kavanagh, we have over 40 years of combined experience fighting for our clients and will go the extra mile to provide you with our best efforts.
For more information regarding our services or to schedule a free consultation, contact our offices at 804.823.2050 today!