Disabled individuals who are unable to work may be eligible to receive Social Security Disability Insurance (“SSDI”) or Supplemental Security Income (“SSI”). SSDI and SSI offer financial assistance to people who suffer from qualifying medical conditions. In this article, we discuss SSI and SSDI. If you suffer from a disability and would like to explore your Social Security disability options, please contact a Social Security disability benefits attorney.
SSDI is available to people with disabilities between the ages of 18 and 65 who have previously paid into the Social Security system. To qualify for SSDI, an applicant must meet specific employment and age requirements.
SSI is available to people with limited financial resources who are blind, disabled, or 65 years of age and older. In addition, people under the age of 18 who suffer from certain impairments may be eligible for SSI. To qualify for SSI, a person must fall within a certain asset and income level.
How to Qualify for SSDI
To qualify for SSDI, an applicant must suffer from a qualifying condition and have earned a certain number of work credits. Below are some examples of qualifying SSDI conditions
- mental disorders
- immune system disorders
- respiratory issues
- musculoskeletal problems
- speech and sense issues
- cardiovascular problems
- neurological disorders
- skin disorders
- hematological disorders
Although the above list does not include every qualifying SSDI condition, it provides a good idea of the kinds of conditions that are eligible under the SSDI program. For a complete list of qualifying SSDI conditions, please contact a Texas SSDI and SSI attorney.
How to Qualify for SSI
Even if an applicant’s condition isn’t considered to be a qualifying condition under the SSDI program, he or she may still be eligible for SSDI based on a review by the Social Security Administration. However, if an applicant is turned down for SSDI, he or she may still be eligible for SSI. As noted above, a person may be eligible for SSI if he or she is an adult or child with a disability or blindness who has income and resources below specified amounts. In addition, SSI may be available to people 65 years of age and older who meet certain financial requirements.
Contact Our El Paso SSDI and SSI Attorney
If you are interested in applying for SSDI or SSI, you should contact a Texas SSDI and SSI attorney to help you with the application process. When you hire attorney Jon Sipes to assist you with your Texas Social Security disability application, he will utilize his extensive SSDI and SSI experience to aggressively pursue Social Security disability benefits on your behalf. Jon Sipes regularly helps disabled individuals obtain SSDI and SSI in Texas, and he knows what it takes to qualify under the SSDI and SSI programs. Please contact us today to schedule a consultation.