When the disability benefits that you need and rely upon to support yourself and a family are denied to you or taken away, you need a San Jose disability benefits lawyer with the necessary knowledge, experience, and skills to fight for you. At Sackett and Associates, we have more than 40 years of experience of helping the disabled win the benefits they deserve from the Social Security Administration (SSA).
Whether you need assistance with an application or appeal for Supplemental Security Income (SSI) or Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) benefits, we have a San Jose SSI and SSDI lawyer available to assist you. If you are disabled and not sure about the benefits available to you through the SSA, a Sackett Law disability lawyer will explain how Social Security disability works and determine whether you meet the eligibility requirements.
Social Security disability programs
If you worked at jobs or through self-employment and paid Social Security taxes on the income, you may be eligible for benefits through the SSDI program. Let our San Jose SSDI lawyer review your earnings record, and if you are eligible, we will assist you in filing an application for benefits.
For those people who have no earnings record or whose work record is not of a long enough duration to qualify for SSDI, the SSI program may be an option. SSI is a need-based disability program paying benefits provided you are disabled and meet the income and resource restrictions of the program.
Federal regulations impose limits on your monthly income from sources other than SSI and limit the value of resources that you can use to buy or exchange for food and shelter to $2,000 for an individual and $3,000 for married couples. A San Jose SSI lawyer at Sackett Law will review your finances to determine if you meet the non-medical criteria for eligibility.
You must be disabled as defined by the SSA
To qualify for disability benefits, you must be disabled according to a definition used by the SSA. You must have a medically determinable physical or mental impairment expected to last for at least one year or result in death.
The impairment or a combination of impairments must prevent you from engaging in substantial gainful activity, which is determined by your monthly income from work or self-employment. If you earn more than $1,350 gross a month, you are considered to be engaging in substantial gainful activity.
A disability benefits lawyer makes a difference
Our hard-working San Jose SSD lawyer uses knowledge of the law, regulations and SSA procedures and experience to ensure that an application or appeal submitted on your behalf has the medical records and other evidence to support it. What you need to know is that a Sackett and Associates disability benefits lawyer will be there for you at every step in the process.
Let Sackett and Associates handle your disability claim
Sackett and Associates has devoted more than 40 years to helping people throughout California obtain the disability benefits they need. When you need a San Jose disability lawyer, contact us for a free claim review.