The federal government provides disability benefits for people who cannot work because of physical and mental conditions. What many people do not realize, however, is that the Social Security Administration denies most initial applications for:
Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) benefits
Supplemental Security Income (SSI)
Benefits for a disabled adult-child
Benefits for a disabled widow or widower
It is what you do after that will determine whether you get the benefits you need to make ends meet. At Andrew J. Kopp, P.C., we have helped hundreds of people in Oakland, California, and the surrounding area with their disability benefits appeals.
Both SSDI and SSI are complicated programs that many applicants do not fully understand. There are differences, and you must apply to the right one.
SSDI is a program that pays out benefits to people who are no longer able to work because of a physical or mental disability. Workers who paid into the program through payroll taxes are eligible for these benefits.
SSI is a needs-based program for people who are suffering from disabilities, cannot work, and have minimal assets. There are different income thresholds to meet for this program, but the health requirements are the same.
Both programs have tight deadlines for each stage of the appeal process. We can explain the process to you, help you gather the proper medical documentation, and make sure your application is properly filled out.
We know how important these benefits are to you, which is why we will work as hard as we can to help you win your appeal. Contact us today for a free consultation. We proudly serve San Leandro, Oakland, Hayward, Union City, and Freemont, California. You will not owe a thing if we cannot help you overturn your claim denial.