Social Security Disability Lawyers in Luzerne County
Effectively Serving Clients in Schuylkill & Carbon Counties
If you’ve become disabled and unable to lead a normal life, hold down a job, or function as you did before, you may feel overwhelmed with worries about how you will be able to provide for yourself and your loved ones.
The federal Social Security Administration offers financial assistance for those who become disabled. Slusser Law Firm is experienced in handling Social Security issues for clients throughout Eastern Pennsylvania.
SSDI & SSI Benefits
Applying for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) or Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits is complicated and sometimes discouraging. Most people do not fully understand how SSDI and SSI can help them or if they qualify.
An experienced Luzerne County Social Security disability attorney from Slusser Law Firm can help you understand how the system works.
What Is SSDI?
SSDI provides income to people who cannot work because of their permanent or temporary disability. Provided by the federal government, SSDI is funded by taxes on workers’ income. Benefits are based on the number of years you have worked and how much you have contributed.
In order to receive assistance, you must apply for benefits and be approved by the Social Security Administration.
What Is SSI?
SSI was established for people who are retired or at retirement age (currently 65 or older). Income can also be received by those who are blind or otherwise disabled. The amount you receive is based on several criteria, including your current income and resources. In order to receive benefits, you must apply to the Social Security Administration, and they will review your case.
Slusser Law Firm Is With You Every Step of the Way
The Luzerne County Social Security disability attorneys at Slusser Law Firm can help you navigate the Social Security process. We can help gather evidence of your disability and help you resubmit your paperwork if your application is denied.
We can help work through the red tape by requesting any medical records that may be needed to properly submit your claim. We can request that your doctor put together a report that details all of the things that you are able and unable to do based on your disability.
We can ensure that if your claim has been denied, your appeal is filed within the time constraints set forth by the Social Security Administration. If you think you may be eligible to receive SSDI or SSI benefits, speak to an attorney at Slusser Law Firm who understands the system and how it works.