Social Security Disability Lawyer in Jonesboro
Social Security disability is a broad term used to describe two types of benefits. The first is supplemental security income. SSI is determined by a person’s income and available assets. In order to qualify, an individual must not have more than $2,000 in assets and must have limited income. Many people who qualify for SSI also qualify for food stamps and Medicaid. Social Security disability Insurance is available to people who have worked a specific number of years and paid into the Social Security system. SSDI is available to people who are younger than 65 and have the required amount of work credits. Although there is a waiting period, spouses and children are eligible for a portion of these benefits, and the primary recipient can receive Medicare after two years. Scholtens and Averitt, PLC has been acting as a disability attorney in Jonesboro since 2007. We understand the complicated procedures required to receive compensation and can work to help you pursue it.
Eligibility and Denial of SSI and SSDI
Whether applying for SSI or SSDI, you need a lawyer on your side. Your case requires you to provide significant medical documentation to prove your disability, a task that can be quite difficult without a disability lawyer on your side. We may help you gather proof that your health prevents you from obtaining and maintaining gainful employment and guide you through the application process so you don’t miss anything important that would cause delays in your case. When you have an attorney on your side, you are more likely to be approved without the need for appeals, but should you have to appeal, we may fight by your side the entire time.
Contact Us in Southeast Missouri and Western Tennessee
Scholtens and Averitt, PLC acts not only as a Social Security lawyer in Jonesboro, southeast Missouri and western Tennessee but also as a criminal defense attorney. Schedule a consultation by calling 870-972-6900.