SOCIAL SECURITY DISABILITY
When you apply for Social Security Disability benefits, you are dealing with the Social Security Administration, a powerful and complex bureaucracy that handles and denies a high volume of legitimate applications. Facing off against a federal entity is not something to do on your own.
Local Representation For Corpus Christi’s Disabled Workers
At the Corpus Christi Law Office of Kathleen L. Day, we dedicate our efforts in securing much needed compensation and medical coverage for our clients. Specific areas of our legal practice include:
- Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) v. Supplemental Security Income (SSI)— Depending on your circumstances, you may be qualified to collect either SSDI or SSI. At the Law Office of Kathleen L. Day, we evaluate each client’s individual circumstances to ensure they pursue the appropriate benefits to prevent claims from being denied and benefits being delayed.
- Social Security Disability Insurance — Disabilities that restrict you from being employed can qualify you for disability benefits. Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) is a payroll tax-funded, federal insurance program providing temporary or permanent income for those suffering physical and mental disabilities. Much like a life insurance policy, applicants have paid money into the system, expecting that money to help them when they are unable to work.
- Supplemental Security Income — At the Law Office of Kathleen L. Day, we help clients with the complex process of applying for Supplemental Security Income. Unlike SSD benefits, an applicant does not have to pay in a certain amount of payroll taxes to collect benefits. SSI is a government program for people with physical and mental disabilities which provides financial assistance if the individual does not have assets or resources.
- Qualification process — Qualifying for SSDI or SSI can be difficult. Unfortunately, most claims are denied. By working with our team of experienced legal professionals, you can help ensure your application is completed correctly the first time, clearly demonstrate your need for disability benefits, avoid common pitfalls, and guide you through the process in the most efficient manner possible.
- SSDI and SSI appeals — A denial of benefits at a hearing and the appeals council is not the final verdict in securing disability benefits. Appeals before the U.S. District Court remain an option, allowing the claimant an opportunity to identify errors made by the Administrative Law Judge which substantially affected the outcome of the case, and which should result in a reversal and an award of benefits.
Contact The Law Office of Kathleen L. Day
For more information or to schedule an appointment with an experienced South Texas SSDI benefits attorney, please fill out an intake form or contact our office at (361) 888-4342. Our office is located across from Gaslight Square and close to CHRISTUS Spohn Shoreline Hospital and the Crosstown Expressway.