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Work Injury and Social Security Disability

Work Injury & Social Security Disability

The federal Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) disability programs provide assistance to people with disabilities, but only those who meet specific medical criteria qualify for benefits. Even if your Social Security claim for benefits has been denied, or if you haven’t worked, or if you live from paycheck to paycheck, or have few assets, you may still be entitled to SSI or SSDI.

Increase your chances of a favorable decision

Filing for Social Security disability is often a lengthy and frustrating process. Even with a strong SS disability case you are likely to get denied unless you know the ins and outs of the Social Security system. Someone at the Social Security Administration may take your phone call, but they are unlikely to give you the guidance and advice that you really need. For disability claims it is important to be persistent. The majority of all Social Security disability applications are denied initially but for those people who appeal, the success rate is much greater.


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