The Social Security Administration acknowledges a basic precept of the human condition: the older we get, the harder it is for us to perform certain types of work and re-adapt to the requirements of a new job. In fact, Social Security Disability law provides different guidelines for different age groups. As a general rule, […]
Many of our clients get nervous when they find out that they have to appear at a Social Security Disability Hearing. For this reason, shortly before the hearing, we like to take some time to prepare them and explain what will happen during this process. We believe that, the better prepared our clients are, […]
Applying for Social Security Disability (SSDI and/or SSI) can be a complicated process.
Having a competent Social Security Disability lawyer on your side can greatly improve your chances of winning benefits.
However, there are many things that you can do on your own to help your case. Here is a list of some helpful hints on […]
To decide whether you are disabled, the Social Security Administration uses a step-by-step process involving five questions. They are:
1. Are you working?
If you are working in 2012 and your earnings average more than $1,010 a month, you generally cannot be considered disabled. If you are not working, the SSA moves to Step 2.
2. Is […]
Working with a Social Security disability attorney early in the process can help you get the benefits you need and deserve as quickly as possible. At Ramos Law we help you prepare the initial application process and provide whatever level of guidance is needed to get your claim granted. You don’t have to wait […]
In reality, Social Security Disability Benefits are governed by two separate programs: SSI and SSDI.
What is the difference between the two?
The Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) program pays benefits to you and certain family members, if you worked long enough and paid Social Security taxes.
Your adult child also may qualify for benefits on your […]