What To Do If Your SSDI Or SSI Case Is Denied

Have you been denied disability benefits? You are in good company. A large number of initial Social Security disability insurance (SSDI) and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) applications are denied. However, it is important to know that this does not mean the end of the road for you. There is a process for handling SSDI denials, and a lawyer at the Law Office of Maggie R. Schott, PLLC, can help.

Understanding How Social Security Benefit Programs Work

It is important to familiarize yourself with the type of benefits you were denied so that you understand any obvious reasons why your claim may have been denied.

  • Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI): Anyone who has worked a valid job at any point in their life has paid into Social Security through payroll taxes. If you have become incapacitated by a disability or serious medical condition, and are no longer able to work, you may be eligible to receive income supplements through Social Security Disability benefits. Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) is paid to qualifying candidates and their families if they have worked long enough and paid into Social Security.
  • Supplemental Security Income (SSI): SSI differs from SSDI. It is funded by general tax revenue rather than Social Security taxes, and pays benefits to disabled citizens based on financial need. It is meant to help blind, aged and disabled people who have little to no income by providing financial assistance for food, clothing, shelter and other basic human needs.

Getting To The Bottom Of Your Claim Denial

Once our Spokane, Washington, firm is enlisted as your counsel after a claim has been denied, we can get started right away to determine why it was denied. In some cases, there was missing paperwork. In others, the reason may not be so simple. Regardless of the situation, we sit down with you to go over the initial application, reason for denial and the next steps, including a possible Social Security Disability appeal, we can take to continue pursuit of your benefits. Contact us today at 509-209-9668 to learn more about our representation in disability benefits cases.

Discuss Your SSDI/SSI Challenges At A Free Consultation

Talk to an attorney at our office during a free initial consultation. Call 509-209-9668 today or use our online contact form to schedule your appointment.