SSI Benefits Lawyer | Supplemental Security Income Attorney

Lincoln SSD and SSI Benefits Attorney

If you can’t work because of an injury or health problem, you could be eligible for disability benefits through Social Security. Yet very few people win benefits without legal help.

Experienced disability lawyer Brett McArthur can greatly improve your chances. Our law firm has successfully represented people in Lincoln and throughout Nebraska, helping them to get the needed benefits they deserved.

About Social Security Disability And Supplemental Security Income

The Social Security Administration oversees two programs for disabled individuals:

  • Social Security Disability Insurance, also known as SSDI or SSD, is for individuals who worked and paid taxes into the Social Security system before they became disabled. Social Security Disability benefits are awarded regardless of assets or family income. The monthly benefits check is based on how much the individual paid into the system prior to becoming disabled. And like Social Security retirement benefits, SSD benefits can also be paid to the children, widows, or widowers of disabled individuals.
  • Supplemental Security Income, or SSI, is needs-based program for individuals who have very limited income and assets, and it is available to any disabled person, regardless of their work history. SSI is a safety net for people who, because of their disabilities, have never worked or didn’t work enough years to get SSD benefits. The fixed monthly payment helps cover basic living costs. To qualify, family assets and income cannot be over a certain limit.

The definition of disability is the same for both SSD and SSI, and the claims process for each is very similar. The primary difference between the two is higher benefits may be obtained under SSD, and there is a limit on assets and incomes for SSI.

Social Security Disability Lawyer

Call us and speak to an SSI and SSD attorney today

We have represented clients at all levels of hearings and appeals, and provide skilled and caring representation for both SSD and SSI. We can help you obtain benefits for physical impairments and for mental disorders, and we can also help to secure Social Security widow, child, and survivor benefits for family members of disabled individuals.

For a free consultation with an experienced Lincoln SSD/SSI benefits lawyer, call 402-421-8333, or contact us online. There is no obligation to hire our firm and there are absolutely no fees unless we win your case.