Do you need SSD or SSDI Benefits?
If you or a loved one is disabled and can no longer work, two federal programs could supply much needed money for medicine, food and other living expenses. These benefits are known as Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) and Supplemental Security Income (SSI).
That’s the good news. The bad news is that SSD and SSDI benefits can be extremely hard to get. More than half of the claims submitted are denied – even though the claims may be a valid. You may wait to for months to hear about your benefits, only to receive a letter of denial.
The Law Office of David E. Gordon is here to help. We’ll give you the information and legal advice you need make sure you get the benefits you need so badly. We collect no fees unless you are successful, and those fees are limited to 25% of back benefits we recover for you, or $6,000 maximum, whichever is lower. That means you “know before you go.”
SSDI and SSI: Different Programs for Different Situations
Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) provides benefits to disabled people (including certain disabled dependents) who have paid into the Social Security trust fund through taxes collected during their years on the job.
Supplemental Security Income (SSI) is a needs-based program providing financial aid to disabled people who meet low-income guidelines. SSI program benefits are available to the disabled regardless of their employment history.
To qualify for disability payments, either SSDI or SSI, you must show that you cannot do any work for which you are suited due to a medical condition that is expected to last for at least one year. An estimated 6.5 million eligible people received Social Security benefits last year. However, many first-time applicants were denied and others had their benefits terminated.
Why are benefits denied? Insufficient medical proof of a physical or mental condition is a common reason for a denial of benefits. Proof of your condition has become increasingly important if you hope to gain either SSD or SSDI benefits. That’s why it is important that every detail you submit meets the agency’s definition for disability. You must also make sure you have the correct supporting documentation submitted in the right format.
Why You Need the Law Office of David E. Gordon
The Law Office of David Gordon is available for legal support throughout the claims process. We can offer invaluable assistance in all of your interactions with the Social Security Administration. We accept clients even before their applications are filed.
At the Law Office of David E. Gordon, here’s what we’ll do to make sure you get the benefits you need:
- We can help you complete your application and other forms the government requires.
- We can collect the relevant medical records and other required documentation.
- We will ensure that all requirements and deadlines are met.
- We can file an appeal if your claim for benefits is wrongly denied.
- If you have to appear before a Social Security Administrative Law Judge, our office will prepare you for the hearing and present your case before the judge.
- We will work closely with you so you know what to expect and are confident throughout every stage of the process.
If you need help in filing or appealing a social security claim, it is critical that you get legal help as soon as possible. Please contact the Law Office of David E. Gordon at (901) 818-4889, or contact us via our online form.
We do not charge a fee until you win.
Our fee is twenty-five percent of the back award of benefits owed to you for the time you have been unable to work, or $6,000, whichever is less. Once you begin receiving your benefits, no fee is due from your monthly checks. There are no fees, court costs or other expenses unless you win.
Our principal office is in Memphis, Tennessee, but we represent people throughout West Tennessee and Northern Mississippi, in cities and areas including the following: Atoka, Bartlett, Bolivar, Collierville, Dyersburg, Millington, Oakland, Ripley, Somerville, Jackson, Southaven, Olive Branch, Batesville, Oxford, and many others.