Social Security Disability Insurance Benefits (SSDI)

When you work and taxes are taken from your earnings to go toward Social Security, you are paying into the system.  If you work long enough and become disabled you can seek these benefits.

Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) benefits are available to those who are disabled and have earned enough credits or quarters.  In order to be eligible for these benefits, you must have earned at least 20 credits in the last 40 quarters.  A person earns credits when they earn enough income to exceed the current credit limit.  A person can earn up to 4 credits per year.  If you are found disabled by the Social Security Administration and you have enough credits, then you would receive monthly payments based upon your lifetime earnings.

If a person is granted SSDI benefits they are also eligible to receive Medicare coverage.  These requirements can be confusing for some claimants.  Attorney Bill Wickward, Jr. has the knowledge and experience to handle your Social Security disability insurance claim.

 Supplemental Security Income (SSI)

Social Security Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits are financial needs-based benefits.  These benefits are available to all who are deemed disabled and who have not worked or who have not earned enough credits for SSDI payments.  All income, earned and some unearned, which comes into a household is used to determine SSI benefits.  A claimant must also meet an asset limit requirement to be eligible for SSI benefits (Regulations).  If a claimant is granted SSI benefits they are also eligible to receive Medicaid benefits.

Children’s SSI Benefits

Children can be eligible for SSI benefits.  Income from their parent(s) or guardian(s) may be imputed to the child for determining payments.  Child cases are evaluated based on six domains listed in the regulations.

As an experienced Social Security disability attorney, I have helped many parents receive benefits for their children to pay for needed school, medical and other expenses.