When A Disability Interferes With Your Ability To Return To Work

If you have a medical condition that renders you unable to work and, based on your medical condition, it is expected that you will be unable to work for a period of one year or more, you may be eligible to receive Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits.

While both physical and psychological conditions may be considered, there are very specific requirements that must be met to prove that the condition from which you are suffering is a qualifying medical condition to meet the strict Social Security guidelines of eligibility. The attorneys at Tanner Law Offices, LLC, are experienced in reviewing your medical conditions in order to advise you of your eligibility for Social Security benefits.

Obtaining SSI Benefits

Unlike Social Security Disability benefits, for which you must also have worked for a sufficient period of time during which time you paid through your employment, there is no requirement that you must have worked in the past in order to qualify. Supplemental Security Income benefits are paid to those disabled individuals who cannot work and have little to no income. However, other household members and all assets are also considered in determining whether one's income is low enough to qualify for SSI.

If you are approved for SSI you are automatically eligible to receive Medicare in order to help you meet your medical expenses.

Many Supplemental Security Income applications are denied initially. However, don't let this discourage you since as a much higher percentage of the applications are approved after an appeal to an administrative law judge. There is no fee for appealing your case unless you are successful in your appeal. The appeals process can be confusing and daunting and it is highly recommended that you seek legal representation.

The experienced attorneys at Tanner Law Offices, LLC, are able to help you navigate the often confusing and complex appellate process to help you receive the Supplemental Security Income benefits that you may be entitled to. To discuss your Supplemental Security Income matter in detail, or to schedule a free consultation, call a lawyer today at 717-836-0471 or contact us via our online form.