If an injury, disease, illness or medical condition prevents you from performing substantial work you may be eligible for Social Security benefits.
At Cotton Wolfinbarger & Associates, PLLC, in Louisville, Kentucky, we represent disabled people in Kentucky and Indiana attempting to obtain federal Social Security Disability benefits, including Social Security Disability (SSD) and Supplemental Security Income (SSI), through the Social Security administrative process.
We assist our clients through the initial application and appeals of applications. Further, we represent injured clients in their Kentucky workers’ compensation cases and federal Social Security cases to obtain the compensation and financial benefits they need.
We utilize our background and experience with medical conditions and medical records in presenting our clients’ cases to the Social Security Administration.
Contact our Louisville Social Security Disability lawyers to learn more about your options for federal disability payments.
Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) — also known as Social Security Disability (SSD) — is a program to which workers contribute through the Social Security payroll taxes deducted from their paychecks. The benefits provided through SSD/SSDI are intended to provide financial relief for people who can no longer work due to a medical condition or disability.
Applicants for SSD/SSDI must prove they have a qualifying disability, a minimum work history paying into the Social Security system, and they have been (or will be) unable to work for at least a year. The applicant’s age and education level is also considered. Household income and assets do not play a part in determining SSD/SSDI eligibility.
SSD benefits are paid monthly in an amount determined by the applicant’s earnings. While SSD/SSDI does not explicitly cover medical expenses, recipients are eligible to receive Medicare reimbursement for their medical coverage after they have been disabled for 30 months.
Supplemental Security Income Benefits, also known as SSI, provide monthly benefits to individuals who are disabled, but have not contributed sufficient quarters to the Social Security Administration system. The same requirements to show disability apply in SSI cases. Household income and the individual’s assets may affect the SSI benefits amount paid.
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