TYPES OF DISABILITY BENEFITS
Many people do not realize that Social Security Disability benefits, unemployment, veteran’s benefits and workers’ compensation benefits can often be collected simultaneously.Located in Corpus Christi, the Law Office of Kathleen L. Day helps injured workers, disabled veterans and unemployed workers throughout the South Texas Coastal Bend collect all of the government benefits they need to pay their bills, treat their impairments and support their families.
SSDI And SSI Benefits
Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) benefits are only available to disabled workers. The amount of your SSDI payment will be based off your previous income. Thus, the more you earned before becoming disabled, the greater your Social Security Disability payments will be. After receiving SSDI benefits for two years, you will become eligible for medical coverage under Medicare.
Supplemental Security Income (SSI) is available to low-income earners, those who haven’t paid into the Social Security system and those you have never worked. The amount of your monthly SSI payments is based on need and varies depending on your situation. If you qualify for SSI, you are automatically eligible for medical benefits under Medicaid.
Surviving spouses and dependent children may also be eligible for Social Security benefits, and disabled veterans may be eligible for SSDI benefits on top of their military benefits.
Get the Benefits to which you are entitled
The federal government and state of Texas provide many types of disability benefits. As an injured worker, disabled veteran or disabled individual, you may be entitled to more than one type of benefits. At the Law Office of Kathleen L. Day, attorney Day will evaluate your situation to ensure you are obtaining all of the benefits you are entitled to.
SSDI and unemployment benefits may seem to be at odds with each other — one requires individuals to be unable to work, the other requires able-bodied workers — they are often available at the same time.
Do not wait until your unemployment benefits have run out before applying for Social Security. The SSDI application process can take one to two years to complete. If you wait until your unemployment benefits have ended you may be left without income, struggling to pay your bills, until your SSDI benefits are approved.
These federal and state-supplied benefits exist for a reason — to provide injured and disabled workers with a form of income. Don’t miss out on the benefits you are entitled to. Contact SSDI lawyer Kathleen Day at (361) 888-4342.