Have a Social Security Benefits Claim in Brooklyn?

Talk With an Experienced Brooklyn Social Security Benefits Attorney

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Applying for disability benefits can be confusing, especially since there are a number of different types of Social Security disability benefits. At the Law Office of David Kuznicki, we understand this complexity and explain the different types of benefits to you. If you are eligible for Social Security benefits, we represent you throughout the application process and assist you with any difficulties you may have. We make it our goal to help working class employees obtain the financial assistance they need to provide for their families while undergoing medical treatment.

Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) Benefits

Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) is a federal program funded by Social Security taxes that provides benefits to disabled individuals who have been working for the requisite period of time and paying Social Security taxes. The time period required for SSDI eligibility varies from case to case, depending on the age of the worker.

Under SSDI, benefits are available not only to the disabled worker, but may also be available to  a disabled widow or widower. Additionally, benefits may be available to adults disabled since childhood, if their parents meet the eligibility criteria for Social Security benefits.

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) Benefits

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) provides benefits to disabled individuals based upon financial need rather than simply past earnings. To be eligible for SSI benefits, you must meet the following requirements:

  • Must be disabled, blind or elderly
  • Must have limited income and limited resources

Unlike SSDI, there is no requirement that you work a certain number of years to receive benefits under the SSI program. Because SSI eligibility depends on the resources available to you, if you are entitled to benefits under a different government program you may be denied SSI benefits.

Children may also apply for disability benefits under SSI if they are under the age of 18 and disabled. The income requirement for child SSI disability benefits is based upon family income.

Assisting the Disabled in Our Community with Understanding Social Security Benefits

If you are injured or suffering from another medical condition that is impairing your ability to work, a Brooklyn Social Security disability benefits lawyer at the Law Office of David Kuznicki is available to assist you. Our attorneys have in-depth experience assisting disabled workers with their Social Security disability claims. We strive to help workers who have families to support, so they can provide for themselves and their families while undergoing medical treatment.

If you have any questions about applying for Social Security disability benefits, contact a Brooklyn Social Security disability benefits attorney at our firm today.

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