Government Benefits

The United States government has enacted two programs aimed at providing assistance to disabled Americans: Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) and Supplemental Security Income (SSI). Both of these programs are administered by the Social Security Administration (SSA). In 2010, SSA awarded a total of 1,740,729 awards to disabled beneficiaries and non-disabled dependents with the average monthly benefit totaling $1,128.90.

In order to qualify for either of these programs, applicants must be deemed totally disabled, as SSA does not pay benefits for partial or short-term disabilities. SSA uses the following criteria to determine whether applicants are totally disabled:

  1. Applicants must be unable to do the work that they did before
  2. Social Security has decided that they cannot adjust to other work because of their medical condition(s).
  3. Applicants have a medically determinable physical or mental impairment(s) that has lasted or is expected to last for at least one year, or to result in death.

According to the SSA, a “Medically Determinable Impairment” is a physical or mental impairment that results from anatomical, physiological, or psychological abnormalities, as evidenced by medically acceptable clinical and laboratory diagnostic techniques. A physical or mental impairment must be established by medical evidence such as signs, symptoms and laboratory findings.

The following is a list of conditions that may qualify applicants for benefits. Please contact our office at
1-800-492-3260 for a complete listing and for more information about your condition(s)

Alzheimer’s Ankylosing Spondylitis Anxiety
Arthritis Asthma Back Pain
Bipolar Disorder Cancer Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
Chronic Headaches Congestive Heart Failure Depression
Diabetes Emphysema Fibromyalgia
Hepatitis C Huntington’s Disease Liver and Kidney Disease
Lupus Mental Retardation Mood Disorders
Multiple Chemical Sensitivities Multiple Sclerosis Muscular Dystrophy
Organic Brain Dysfunction Parkinson’s Disease Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy Rheumatoid Arthritis Schizophrenia
Spina Bifida Traumatic Brain Injury

SSDI v. SSI

SSDI provides income for individuals who become unable to work as a result of a disability. The program provides beneficiaries with income until their condition improves, and guarantees income if their condition does not improve. Once SSDI recipients reach retirement age, their source of income will transition from SSDI to Social Security Retirement Income.

In order to qualify for SSDI, applicants must have worked long enough and paid Social Security taxes. SSDI is funded by payroll taxes — a portion of FICA taxes are set aside for SSDI (as well as Social Security Retirement and Medicare).

SSI is a Federal income supplement program funded by general tax revenues (not Social Security taxes), and it pays benefits solely on the basis of financial need. It is designed to help individuals with little or no income who are aged, blind or disabled by providing cash to meet basic needs such as food, clothing, and shelter.

Benefit Termination

Benefits generally continue for as long as an individual remains disabled. However, Social Security law holds that all disability cases must be reviewed periodically to ensure that individuals receiving benefits continue to meet the disability requirements. Benefits continue unless there is strong proof that an individual’s impairment has medically improved and that he or she is able to return to work.
How often a case is reviewed is contingent upon the severity of the impairment and the likelihood of improvement. When medical improvement is anticipated, cases may be reviewed as soon as six months. When medical improvement is deemed unlikely, cases may only be reviewed every five to seven years.

Services

The Social Security Administration has estimated that the average 20-year-old American worker has a 30% chance of becoming disabled before reaching retirement age. Disability can result from a variety of factors, from unforeseen accidents to chronic illnesses such as diabetes. As we age, we face an increased risk of becoming disabled due to heart attacks or strokes.

Millions of disabled Americans turn to Social Security each year for help, only to find that the benefits to which they may be entitled are out of reach. The process of securing benefits is fraught with bureaucracy, paperwork, deadlines, and hearings, and it can take years before a decision is rendered.

Citizens Disability can help you beat the odds and receive benefits. Our experienced professionals perform an initial evaluation of your case at no cost to you. The Citizens team has decades of experience litigating Social Security claims to help guide you through the complex rules and regulations standing between you and your benefits. We will complete applications and forms, obtain and analyze medical records, schedule hearings, and file appeals when necessary. We will even accompany you to your hearing.Our representatives are just a phone call away if you have questions or concerns along the way.

Call us today at 1-800-986-0090 or complete the application below for a free evaluation. Remember, there is no fee until you receive your benefits!

Government Benefits

The United States government has enacted two programs aimed at providing assistance to disabled Americans: Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) and Supplemental Security Income (SSI). Both of these programs are administered by the Social Security Administration (SSA). In 2010, SSA awarded a total of 1,740,729 awards to disabled beneficiaries and non-disabled dependents with the average monthly benefit totaling $1,128.90.

In order to qualify for either of these programs, applicants must be deemed totally disabled, as SSA does not pay benefits for partial or short-term disabilities. SSA uses the following criteria to determine whether applicants are totally disabled:

  1. Applicants must be unable to do the work that they did before
  2. Social Security has decided that they cannot adjust to other work because of their medical condition(s).
  3. Applicants have a medically determinable physical or mental impairment(s) that has lasted or is expected to last for at least one year, or to result in death.

According to the SSA, a “Medically Determinable Impairment” is a physical or mental impairment that results from anatomical, physiological, or psychological abnormalities, as evidenced by medically acceptable clinical and laboratory diagnostic techniques. A physical or mental impairment must be established by medical evidence such as signs, symptoms and laboratory findings.

The following is a list of conditions that may qualify applicants for benefits. Please contact our office at
1-800-986-0090 for a complete listing and for more information about your condition(s)

Alzheimer’s Ankylosing Spondylitis Anxiety
Arthritis Asthma Back Pain
Bipolar Disorder Cancer Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
Chronic Headaches Congestive Heart Failure Depression
Diabetes Emphysema Fibromyalgia
Hepatitis C Huntington’s Disease Liver and Kidney Disease
Lupus Mental Retardation Mood Disorders
Multiple Chemical Sensitivities Multiple Sclerosis Muscular Dystrophy
Organic Brain Dysfunction Parkinson’s Disease Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy Rheumatoid Arthritis Schizophrenia
Spina Bifida Traumatic Brain Injury

SSDI v. SSI

SSDI provides income for individuals who become unable to work as a result of a disability. The program provides beneficiaries with income until their condition improves, and guarantees income if their condition does not improve. Once SSDI recipients reach retirement age, their source of income will transition from SSDI to Social Security Retirement Income.

In order to qualify for SSDI, applicants must have worked long enough and paid Social Security taxes. SSDI is funded by payroll taxes — a portion of FICA taxes are set aside for SSDI (as well as Social Security Retirement and Medicare).

SSI is a Federal income supplement program funded by general tax revenues (not Social Security taxes), and it pays benefits solely on the basis of financial need. It is designed to help individuals with little or no income who are aged, blind or disabled by providing cash to meet basic needs such as food, clothing, and shelter.

Benefit Termination

Benefits generally continue for as long as an individual remains disabled. However, Social Security law holds that all disability cases must be reviewed periodically to ensure that individuals receiving benefits continue to meet the disability requirements. Benefits continue unless there is strong proof that an individual’s impairment has medically improved and that he or she is able to return to work.
How often a case is reviewed is contingent upon the severity of the impairment and the likelihood of improvement. When medical improvement is anticipated, cases may be reviewed as soon as six months. When medical improvement is deemed unlikely, cases may only be reviewed every five to seven years.

Services

The Social Security Administration has estimated that the average 20-year-old American worker has a 30% chance of becoming disabled before reaching retirement age. Disability can result from a variety of factors, from unforeseen accidents to chronic illnesses such as diabetes. As we age, we face an increased risk of becoming disabled due to heart attacks or strokes.

Millions of disabled Americans turn to Social Security each year for help, only to find that the benefits to which they may be entitled are out of reach. The process of securing benefits is fraught with bureaucracy, paperwork, deadlines, and hearings, and it can take years before a decision is rendered.

Citizens Disability can help you beat the odds and receive benefits. Our experienced professionals perform an initial evaluation of your case at no cost to you. The Citizens team has decades of experience litigating Social Security claims to help guide you through the complex rules and regulations standing between you and your benefits. We will complete applications and forms, obtain and analyze medical records, schedule hearings, and file appeals when necessary. We will even accompany you to your hearing.Our representatives are just a phone call away if you have questions or concerns along the way.

Call us today at 1-800-986-0090 or complete the application below for a free evaluation. Remember, there is no fee until you receive your benefits!

If you can’t work because of a chronic disease or long-term injury, you may qualify for SSDI or SSI benefits.

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