There are two primary types of benefits that you can receive from the federal social security system: social security disability and supplemental security income. While there are other benefits programs as well, these are the two most popular and the two which you will most likely be seeking to apply to. However, before making this decision, it is advised that you speak with a Richmond SSD attorney who can advise you on the best options available to you.
At Harbison & Kavanagh, we strive to help injured workers throughout the state of Virginia obtain the financial stability they need to maintain their livelihood with their conditions. We have helped hundreds of cases in our more than 40 years of combined experience, and have the knowledge and familiarity with the laws and application process to maximize your chances of a positive outcome to your claim.
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This is the most common form of social security income and the one you are most likely familiar with. In order to qualify to receive social security disability (SSD) benefits, you must have paid into the social security system through your paychecks over the years. Depending on how long you have paid into the system, you could be eligible to receive benefits for up to five years, along with Medicare for up to two.
Supplemental Security Income (SSI) is similar to social security disability, but generally pays less and is strictly need-based. The biggest difference is that SSD is only available to workers who have paid into the system, whereas SSI may be available to those who are generally low-income individuals and may not have worked or paid into the system at all.
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