Don’t Wonder – Get Answers about SSDI Claims from a Social Security Disability Attorney in Glendale CA
When we work with clients, one of our jobs as a Social Security Disability Attorney in Glendale CA is to answer a myriad of questions. We do this on a daily basis. Today we have worked to compile a group of some of the most commonly asked of those questions. If you still have questions after reading these answers, or you would like a free legal consultation, contact The Law Offices of Larry H. Parker at 800-333-0000.
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 Glendale CA, we can help determine which benefits, SSI or SSDI, you may qualify for.
Can You Help Me if My Social Security Disability Claim Has Been Denied or is Pending?
There is an appeal process in place for Social Security disability denials. Furthermore, if your claim has been pending a long time, you may be awaiting a hearing with an Administrative Law Judge. These are all very specific circumstances that require personalized help. Contact The Law Offices of Larry H. Parker at 800-333-0000 to talk to a Social Security Disability Attorney in Glendale CA.
What Are My Options if the Social Security Administration Sets up a Medical Evaluation?
In short, your best option is to go to the examination. While Social Security will not specifically deny you benefits for not going to the examination, they will deny your benefits if you do not have adequate medical evidence of your disability. If Social Security requests a medical evaluation then that is a sure sign that they do not believe you have adequate medical evidence to support a claim for Social Security Disability Benefits in Glendale CA.
Can I Get SSDI Benefits if I Do Not Have Health Insurance?
Technically, whether or not you have health insurance and whether or not you are eligible for Social Security Disability benefits in Glendale CA are not related. However, they are often related in practice. How? Because if you do not have health insurance then you may not be able to afford the cost of getting the medical evidence required to prove your claim.