Under federal law you are entitled to benefits if you are disabled. You are entitled to Social Security disability insurance benefits if you have worked enough to earn a certain numbers of credits based upon your earnings in the last ten years of working. (For younger workers a shorter time applies). Under Supplemental Security Income (SSI) the medical disability standard is the same, but the benefits are means tested based upon earnings and assets instead of an “insurance coverage”.
Social Security makes its decision regarding disability using a five step method for determining disability. Our attorneys have expertise in developing medical and vocation evidence for social security hearings. Social Security cases are taken on a contingency fee basis. This means that you will not pay an attorney fee unless we obtain your benefits.