If you’re unable to work due to a physical or mental impairment, you may be eligible for Social Security Disability Benefits (SSDI) or Supplemental Security Income (SSI).
Michael Monce is an experienced disability attorney serving the Northern Kentucky, Greater Cincinnati, and Southeast Indiana areas.
Social Security Disability Program
Social Security Disability is a program for workers who have earned a sufficient amount of work credits. Social Security Disability benefits are funded by FICA payroll withholding taxes.
Supplemental Security Income Program
Supplemental Security Income is a program supported by general revenue taxes that provide disability benefits to low income individuals. SSI does not require that the claimant have paid FICA withholding taxes but whether or not the individual is disabled and has limited financial resources.
Eligibility for Disability Claim
Eligibility for disability claims with both Social Security Disability and Supplemental Security Income revolves around both medical and work/income requirements and limits.
How to Apply for a Disability Claim: A Brief Overview
In order to apply for a disability claim, you can either request an office visit with the local Social Security Administration field office or request a telephone interview with that office.
After applying, a claims examiner from the disability determination service in your state will obtain medical records, review your employment history, and possibly have you set up for an consultative examination with a medical doctor or psychologist.
About Michael Monce
Mr. Monce is admitted to practice law in the Commonwealth of Kentucky and is also admitted to practice before the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Kentucky. To know more about the services offered by Michael Monce, kindly visit the website https://www.michaelmoncelaw.com or call (859) 344-8090.