Rockville Lawyer Helps Disabled Clients Obtain Social Security Benefits
Skilled assistance for disability insurance and supplemental income claims
If you are injured and unable to work, Social Security payments might save you and your family from serious financial hardship. Unfortunately, the complicated system for obtaining benefits from the Social Security Administration frustrates many worthy applicants at a time when they are already coping with physical and financial stress. At Beiser Law Firm in Rockville, I have more than two decades of experience guiding clients through applications and appeals processes so that they can obtain Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits. Whether you are in Maryland, Washington, D.C. or Virginia, bureaucratic delays and improper denials often occur, so you should not put off working with an experienced Social Security disability attorney to pursue the benefits you are entitled to.
Dedicated advocacy for SSDI claimants
Beiser Law Firm diligently pursues Social Security Disability Insurance payments for individuals unable to work due to severe medical conditions. We provide comprehensive advice on each aspect of SSDI claims, including:
- Eligibility — SSDI is an insurance program that requires people to have worked for a certain amount of time in order to qualify for benefits. For people aged 31 and older, this usually means that they need to have been employed for at least five of the previous 10 years. As an insurance program, it is available to eligible beneficiaries no matter how wealthy they are.
- Medical qualification — An award of disability benefits is only granted when the disability is judged to be serious enough to prevent substantial employment for at least one year. If you are able to do some work, benefits are only permitted if your monthly income falls below $1,130 (as of 2016). You can also have your benefits denied or revoked by failing to follow prescribed medical treatment.
- Application and appeals process — In many instances, initial applications for SSDI are rejected by the Social Security Administration. When this occurs, I can prepare a strong appeal on your behalf for reconsideration in a hearing before an administrative law judge. Many initial denials get reversed at this stage, but if that does not occur, I can advise you on the likelihood of success if you continue to seek benefits from the Appeals Council or even in federal court.
If you are unsure whether you should seek SSDI benefits, I can outline what you can expect during a free initial consultation.
Knowledgeable advice for Supplemental Security Income applicants
Supplemental Security Income is a program that makes payments to impoverished people who cannot pay for basic expenses due to disability, blindness or age. Unlike those applying for SSDI, SSI applicants must demonstrate that they lack substantial available assets ($2,000 for an individual or $3,000 for a couple). You do not need to have worked for a specific length of time in order to be eligible. At Beiser Law Firm, I can let you know if meet the requirements for SSI and can prepare your application promptly if you do.
Contact a Rockville Social Security disability lawyer for a free initial consultation
Beiser Law Firm represents Maryland, Washington, D.C. and Northern Virginia clients in Social Security disability, workers’ compensation and other injury litigation. Please call 301-298-1088 or contact me online for a free initial consultation at my Rockville office.