Social Security Disability Attorney in Lima, Ohio

Suppose you have paid into Social Security and are unable to work in any capacity. In that case, you may be entitled to disability benefits through the Social Security Administration. The Social Security Administration (SSA) has two benefit programs for those unable to work due to serious injury or illness. The first program is called Social Security Disability Insurance, sometimes called SSDI. While the second is Supplemental Security Income, or SSI.

Even if you are entitled to these benefits, the process of obtaining them is complicated. It is not enough for your doctor to state you are disabled, but it is beneficial. You may have to go through several phases to receive disability benefits. First, you will need to complete an application for disability. If your claim is one of the roughly 70% denied at this level, you need to request a reconsideration. If your claim is denied at the reconsideration level, and most are, the next step is to request a hearing before an Administrative Law Judge. This is when it helps to have an experienced advocate on your side.

[PLEASE NOTE time is of the essence during the process. Failing to submit a request for reconsideration or a request for a hearing within 60 days of a denial letter will bar your pending claim and require that you restart the process with a date of onset occurring after the date of the denial.]

If you need to Request a Hearing Before an Administrative Law Judge, contact Siferd & Associates, LPA, to assist you. Our social security disability attorney in Lima, Ohio, helps clients complete their requests for a hearing before an Administrative Law Judge and represents them at the hearing. We also serve clients throughout Hancock County, Mercer County, Allen County, Hardin County, and Putnam County.

At Siferd & Associates, LPA, we are dedicated to representing clients in Lima, Ohio, and throughout Allen, Hardin, Auglaize, Putnam, Hancock, and Mercer counties in their Social Security Disability Claim. You’ve already lost your health. Let us carry some of your burdens and navigate your disability claim through the Social Security Administration process.

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Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) (Title II of the Social Security Act)

Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI), also called Title II of the Social Security Act, is a benefit based on the number of work credits you have earned while working for an employer who pays into the Social Security Administration (SSA) rather than the Public Employees Retirement System, Ohio Police & Fire Pension Fund, or another similar fund. The number of work credits you need to qualify for SSDI benefits depends on your age and wage before your date of disability. Figuring out how many credits you have earned can be complicated. We can help make it less complicated when you contact our Social Security Disability attorney at Siferd & Associates, LPA of Lima, Ohio.

If the SSA agrees that you are disabled under Title II, your SSDI benefit amount is based on your wage history under the SSA and is similar to what you would have received under Social Security Retirement if you had worked until full retirement age. If you have created a “my Social Security Account” you can see the approximate benefit amount you would receive if deemed disabled.

Supplement Income Insurance (SSI) (Title XVI of the Social Security Act)

Supplement Income Insurance (SSI), or Title XVI of the Social Security Act, is a benefit you may qualify for if you are disabled and do not have enough work credits to qualify for SSDI. However, if you qualify for SSDI and have a low earning history, you may also qualify for partial SSI benefits. SSI maximum benefits are set by the government and are offset based on household earnings and other benefits.

Social Security Disability Attorneys
Serving Lima, Ohio

If you are fully disabled and have paid into Social Security, you need to find an attorney who understands the complex nature of the Social Security Administration. Our team at Siferd & Associates, LPA, will work with you to gather all the information needed and represent you at your Social Security Disability Hearing. You’ve already lost enough, let Siferd & Associates, LPA, of Lima, Ohio, help you get the benefits you are entitled to. Request a free consultation to evaluate your claim today! We proudly serve clients in the counties of Allen, Hardin, Auglaize, Putnam, Hancock, and Mercer, Ohio.