Social Security Disability Lawyer in Manassas, VA

Social Security Disability Lawyer in Manassas, VA

What do you do if your disability did not result from an accident for which some insurance company is liable?

Social Security Disability (SSD) and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) are programs that allow you or a loved one to maintain a good quality of life without spending all of your income on medical expenses.

To get approved for SSD or SSI, however, you must first complete an extensive application process. Our social security disability attorney can help you navigate the application process and increase your chances of getting approved.

Schedule a consultation today to get help with your claim from a disability attorney.

SSDI and SSI

  • For many, Social Security disability benefits provide a financial lifeline while recovering from or continuing with a disability. They consist of monthly payments that provide compensation to those who are disabled from performing work of any kind. They also eventually trigger a right to Medicare benefits, providing access to medical treatment.
  • Benefits can be secured through two related programs: Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) or Supplemental Security Income (SSI). Although the programs are both overseen by the Social Security Administration, they are very different.
  • Social Security Disability Insurance is accessible to those who are under 65 years of age and have met a required number of "work credits"-the number of years someone has spent employed at a job where they pay social security taxes (also called FICA). Supplemental Security Income is accessible to low-income individuals who have not worked the required number of years to qualify for SSDI. An SSI claimant must not have an income greater than the "federal benefit rate" which, for 2019, stands at $771 per month for individuals and $1,157 for an eligible spouse, and $386 for an essential person.
  • Both SSI and SSDI have medical requirements. An injury or impairment must be severe-that is, it must directly obstruct with work-related activities and be long-term, lasting for at least one year.
  • Disability benefits through these programs are notoriously challenging to obtain. Many claimants are denied when they first apply, but their claims are often approved on appeal. An experienced disability lawyer who is familiar with the system and its regulations can help you and your family through this complex process.
  • Contact The Law Office of Craig A. Brown for Help with Your SSI or SSDI Claim
  • As a Social Security Disability lawyer, Mr. Brown handles a large number of claims and would be happy to work with you. If your initial SSI or SSDI claim has been denied, do not hesitate to speak with an attorney and begin the appeal process. Please call or e-mail today to discuss how to get started.