Social Security Disability has become more popular with today’s poor economy and people are finding that having a Disability Lawyer working for them can get them the result they want. Unfortunately, Social Security Disability is not available to everyone. People that have become disabled and have not been in the workforce for an extended period of time may have not accrued enough employed time to qualify. Though, this does not mean that they are without recourse and they should contact a Disability Lawyer to discuss their options.
One option may be Supplemental Security Income (SSI). This is a program set up to take care of elderly, very young or disabled people that due to a lack of a recent work history do not qualify for Social Security Disability. Unlike Social Security Disability this program is not funded by contributions of workers but comes instead from general government revenues. As a corollary, while the Social Security Disability Program does not look at a person’s wealth when determining their eligibility for the program, wealth and income is viewed when judging their ability to collect SSI. In relation to the limit on your resources it can be generally said that you must have less than $2,000.00 in resources, this can include bank accounts, real property and other items of value.
When applying for Social Security Disability benefits or SSI it can be helpful to speak with a Disability Lawyer to learn about the system before you jump in. If you are interested in speaking with a Disability Lawyer contact The Elster Firm for a free consultation.
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