Certain Things You Should Know About Ssi Claims


It is a good idea to have a disability lawyer or a social security disability attorney to represent you while filing SSI claims or appeals. These professionals have considerable experience of processing, developing and representing winning claims for Social Security Disability and Supplemental Security Income benefits.

There are some things you should know about Social Security benefits before discussing your case with your attorney in detail.

How much do SSD or SSI benefits translate into in terms of dollars:

In case you are awarded SSD or SSI benefits, you can normally expect to receive somewhere between $500 and $2,000 per month. The amount of benefits that you receive depends upon your employment and income earnings record or history.

Processing duration:

The likely time that would be taken for processing your Social Security benefits case could be between 6 to 18 months. The actual time would depend upon the complexity of the case and if the case goes into appeal before an administrative law judge after being turned down.

Costs involved:

Disability lawyers and Social Security attorneys usually charge their fee only after the claimant succeeds in obtaining the claimed benefits.

SSD benefits for children of disabled claimant applicants:

The children (minors below 18 years in age) of disabled claimant applicants can receive additional or supplemental benefits also called auxiliary benefits. These would however be calculated based on the disabled worker's monthly payments and could amount to a maximum of approximately 40% of the monthly amount admissible to the disabled parent.

On improving possibilities of successfully claiming SSI or SSD benefits:

The chances of winning SSI or SSD benefits are considerably improved by maintaining consistent records of  treatment from doctors and other health service providers. In case the disabled person is not able to afford treatment from private doctors or clinics then the disability attorney should be consulted. In all probability, the attorney will recommend in continuing treatment from free clinics or county facilities.