We Have the Answers You Are Looking for: Talk to a Social Security Disability Attorney in Murrieta CA
Any experienced Social Security Disability Attorney in Murrieta 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, contactThe Law Offices of Larry H. Parker at 800-333-0000 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 Murrieta CA, we can help determine which benefits, SSI or SSDI, you may qualify for.
Do I Have to Attend the Medical Evaluation That Social Security Set Up?
Medical evaluations are not always required. If they are scheduled, then it means SSA is not sure there is enough medical evidence to support the claim. While they will not technically deny a claim if you do not attend your medical evaluation, they are less likely to approve it if you skip the appointment. The fact that SSA has requested the medical evaluation means they do not believe you have enough evidence without it and you should talk to a Social Security Disability Attorney in Murrieta CA to find out what your best option is.
Are Non-Citizens Eligible for Social Security Disability?
In limited cases. If a person is a permeant resident or legal foreign worker, and they have paid taxes into the SS system then they are generally eligible for SSDI but not SSI – assuming they meet the same qualifications that others do. There are certain residents that are not eligible. Again, only U.S. citizens can qualify for SSI benefits. If you have questions about the differences, talk to your Social Security Disability Attorney in Murrieta CA.