Social Security Disability

Social Security Disability

If you filed a claim for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) benefits or Supplemental Security Income (SSI) and received a denial, you have the option to appeal, and we can help. Berry & Otterson represents clients in their appeals process to receive benefits and assists them in going over the options best suited for their individual situations.

Social Security Disability

Denial of social security disability claims happen every day. The reasons for the denial sound easy to remedy, but not everything is as simple as it seems. We do have to remember we are dealing with the government and there could be multiple hoops to jump through and equally as many pitfalls that can derail your attempts to fix things.

Berry & Otterson has years and years of experience with SSD cases. We know the ins and outs of the denial process and the right way to get you a successful claim. Please don't try to handle your SSD case on your own.

Benefits Available Through the Social Security Administration

The Social Security Administration (SSA) has two programs for providing benefits for those who are unable to work: Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) and Supplemental Security Income (SSI). As a general rule, you should sign up for both programs.

Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI)
Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) are benefits for people who have earned enough work credits by working and paying Medicare and Social Security taxes. The general rule to determine eligibility for SSDI benefits is whether you worked five out of the last 10 years, earning a minimum amount as set forth by the SSA. You could be eligible if the answer is “yes.”

You can also check your eligibility by looking at your annual social security earnings statement sent to you by the SSA. Your prior earnings will determine the benefit amount.

Supplemental Security Income (SSI)
Supplemental Security Income (SSI) are benefits intended for people with less work history, children, or non-payment into the system. This is a needs-based program.  Benefits are affected by the financial assets, household income, or other benefits/income received. It should be noted that there are limits to household income/assets.

Exceeding the limits could potentially cause a medically disabled person to be unable to qualify for benefits.

Work with Berry & Otterson
We are happy to assist you with your social security disability claim. Our attorneys work to ensure your social security matter is handled with the care you should expect from a firm that has been around for over 30 years.

Contact one of our offices and schedule a free consultation.
Tulsa: 918-742-3200
Tahlequah: 918-431-0090

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