Navigating the SSA disability process can be extremely time consuming, confusing and overwhelming. Our firm provides empathetic, respectful, and personalized representation, offering our clients the necessary peace of mind that their case will be handled thoroughly with compassion and expertise. As a holistically focused law firm, the best outcome we can hope for is that you return to wellness so that you can begin working again. If you are not able to achieve wellness in the short term, our role is to focus on proving that you meet the SSA disability criteria.
We assist clients at all levels of the disability process after they have applied — from the initial level up through Federal District Court.
How Do I Find Out If I Qualify for Social Security Disability?
The Social Security Act defines disability as the “inability to engage in any substantial gainful activity by reason of any medically determinable physical or mental impairment which can be expected to result in death or has lasted or can be expected to last for a continuous period of not less than 12 months.” If you are unsure whether you meet the criteria, please call or email HLG for a free consultation. We are paid ONLY if we win your case.
Social Security Disability
Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) pays monthly cash benefits to individuals who meet the SSA disability criteria and have paid a sufficient amount into their Social Security account via past employment. Those qualified to receive SSDI may also be eligible for additional benefits for their minor children. SSDI recipients receive medical insurance via Medicare.
Supplemental Security Income
Supplemental Security Income (SSI) is a monthly cash benefit available to individuals who meet SSA’s disability criteria as well as certain financial criteria. SSI is for those who either have not paid sufficiently into the Social Security system, or have paid in so little that their SSI benefit would exceed the value of their SSDI benefit. SSI recipients receive medical insurance via Medicaid (Oregon Health Plan).