How To Begin Seeking SSD And SSI Benefits

If you need Supplemental Security Income (SSI) or Social Security Disability (SSD), you probably have some questions. It can be hard to know where to start to get the benefits, or if you even qualify.

We at DeAngelis, Dastur & Associates, P.C., know how hard things can seem, and we can help you determine if you are eligible. If you are eligible, we can advise on what steps you need to take from there. Although you can have both SSD and SSI benefits at the same time, there are several factors that you need to meet to qualify for SSD or SSI benefits.

What Criteria You Need To Meet To Qualify

To receive concurrent benefits, or SSD and SSI at the same time, you first need to qualify for each separately.

For SSD benefits, the first criterion is that you need to have worked a job Social Security covers. This work needs to have been for a long enough period and be recent enough. You then need to have a medical condition that meets the definition of disability.

For SSI benefits, you may qualify even if you do not have a disability, as long as you are 65 years or older. If you are under 65 years old, you need to prove that you have a full disability, and that you do not have other methods of support. You also cannot own more than a certain amount of assets.

Let Our Lawyers Help You Earn SSD And SSI Benefits

The Pennsylvania attorneys of DeAngelis, Dastur & Associates, P.C., can help you prove your need for these benefits and secure your future. If you need help earning government benefits, you do not have to do it alone.

Contact our Pittsburgh office today by calling 412-567-1162 or by contacting us online. We offer free consultations, so call today to set up yours.