At Sture Legal Services, LLC we have helped countless individuals in their Social Security Disability or Supplemental Security Income needs. If you are feeling a bit confused about the Social Security process, YOU ARE NOT ALONE! The specific rules, eligibility requirements, and other various guidelines can be rather puzzling. At Sture Legal Services, LLC we are here to help you through this process. As a client, it is important to know that Sture Legal Services does not charge a legal fee and we do not get paid unless we win your Social Security case. (Client is usually charged by medical treatment providers for medical records.)
There are three types of Social Security benefits.
- Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI): sSDI is intended to pay benefits to those who have worked long enough and paid Social Security taxes. These benefits may also help certain family members in the form of survivor benefits in the event of death. Generally one will need work credits ranging from six credits if you are disabled before age 24, to 40 credits if you are 62 or older. Please visit https://www.socialsecurity.gov/retire2/credits3.htm for more information on work credits needed for disability benefits.
- Supplemental Security Income (SSI): SSI is designed to help those with little or no income and who are aged, blind, and disabled. SSI is intended to help individuals to meet basic needs such as food, clothing, and shelter. In order to qualify for SSI, one's resources cannot exceed $2000. Resources include things that one may own such as cash, stocks, bank accounts, certain types of life insurance, buildings, and land. Social Security does not include as resources the home in which one lives, one car used for transportation and some other specific things.
- Childhood Disability : SSI for children is designed for any child under the age of 18 who meets Social Security's definition of disability and if the child's income and resources fall within the eligibility limits. The amount of SSI payment varies from one state to another because some states add to the SSI payment. Your local Social Security office can tell you more about your state's total SSI payment.
* In both SSDI and SSI one's disability must affect his/her ability to work. One must be unableto engage in sustained work because of a severe impairment as evidenced by medical records.
Sture Legal Services, LLC provides assistance for both Social Security disability insurance and supplemental security income. Should you need representation in either of these two areas please fill out the following form listed below. Should you need representation in a childhood disability claim, feel free to contact our office and we can refer you to an attorney who specializes in providing this service.
For more information on Social Security, please visit the official website of the U.S. Social Security Administration at www.ssa.gov.
Tae Sture is an Indiana SSDI attorney located in Indianapolis, offering Indiana social security disability assistance as well as SDI, Indiana supplemental security income assistance and Indiana mediation services.