Social Security Disability Insurance pays monthly benefits to workers who are no longer able to work due to a significant illness or impairment that is expected to last at least a year or to result in death. Benefits are based on the disabled worker’s past earnings and are paid to the disabled worker and to his or her dependent family members. To be eligible, a disabled worker must have worked in jobs covered by Social Security. If determined disabled, a disabled worker is also entitled to Medicare benefits.
Supplemental Security Income benefits pays monthly benefits to individuals who are unable to work due to a significant illness or impairment that is expected to last at least a year or to result in death. Along with Supplemental Security Income monthly benefits, the disabled person is also entitled to receive Medicaid. Supplemental Security Income has income and asset limitations which do not apply to Social Security Disability Benefits.
Filing for Social Security Disability and/or Supplemental Security Income benefits and dealing with the Social Security Administration is time consuming and can be extremely frustrating. The Law Firm of Roger Craig Simmons, P.A. can take those frustrations away by assisting you in fighting for the benefits you deserve. Contact us today for a free initial consultation.