We Have the Answers You Are Looking for: Talk to a Social Security Disability Attorney in Colton CA
Any experienced Social Security Disability Attorney in Colton CA is used to answering many questions for clients. After all, this can be a complex situation. That is why we have come up with simple and straightforward answers to some of the most commonly asked questions we receive. If you have additional questions or are ready to start working with an attorney, contact The Law Offices of Larry H. Parker at 866-536-5788 for a free evaluation.
How Much Monthly Income Will I Receive from Social Security?
This depends on the type of Social Security disability benefit you are applying for, SSDI or SSI. SSDI is based on your work earnings that had Social Security taxes withheld. The average SSDI benefit is $1,197 and the maximum you can receive is $2,788. Social Security will not calculate this benefit amount unless you are found disabled under Social Security’s rules. In the past, Social Security would send statements with monthly benefit estimates. More recently, Social Security has stopped sending these statements due to budget constraints.
On the other hand, SSI benefit rates are calculated by the Federal Government each year and supplemented by the State of California. SSI benefits are also subject to offsets for other income you may have. For 2019, the maximum SSI benefit in California is $931.72 ($988.23 if disability is due to blindness). When you contact an SSDI attorney in Colton CA, we can help determine which benefits, SSI or SSDI, you may qualify for.
Can I Claim Social Security Disability if I Am Not a Legal Resident or U.S. Citizen?
It depends. If you are a permanent resident or a lawful foreign worker, and you have paid taxes into the Social Security System, then you are likely eligible for SSDI (but not SSI) if you would otherwise qualify. However, there are exceptions. For example, residents from certain countries are not eligible for SSDI. Furthermore, to qualify for SSI benefits you must be a U.S. Citizen with some very limited exceptions for certain categories of lawful residents. Your SSDI Attorney in Colton CA can assess your specific case to find the answers.
Call Now to Speak with an Experienced SSDI Attorney in Colton CA
If you have questions about getting approval for Social Security, if you have been denied, or if you simply want to talk to an attorney about your options then we recommend contacting The Law Offices of Larry H. Parker at 866-536-5788 today. We are standing by to help you through this potentially complex process.