What kind of disability benefits does Social Security offer?
There are two different kinds of disability benefits available through Social Security. Social Security Disability benefits (SSDI) are available to disabled individuals who have worked and paid FICA taxes. Supplemental Security Income benefits (SSI) are available to disabled individuals who have limited income and resources.
Do I need an attorney?
Do not be fooled when Social Security tells you that you do not need an attorney. They are not on your side. Applying for and obtaining Social Security benefits can be a long and frustrating process. At Portnoy Disability we know how to navigate the confusing system to get you the benefits you need and deserve.
How long will it take to receive my benefits?
Obtaining Social Security benefits can be a long and frustrating process. On average, it takes three to four months to receive a decision at the initial and reconsideration stages. Individuals may wait as long as a year for their case to be heard by an Administrative Law Judge. See Ms. Portnoy’s article (http://www.portnoydisability.com/home/how-long-before-i-receive-my-social-security-disability-benefits) for more information.
Is there any cost for you to review my case?
No. We never charge a fee unless you are awarded your benefits. Contact us now for your free consultation.
What is the process for obtaining Social Security benefits?
To become eligible for Social Security Disability benefits, you must file an application, complete paperwork with deadlines, obtain and send Social Security your medical records, and in many cases attend a hearing with an Administrative Law Judge. The process can be long, frustrating, and confusing.