Don’t Wonder – Get Answers about SSDI Claims from a Social Security Disability Attorney in Van Nuys CA
When we work with clients, one of our jobs as a Social Security Disability Attorney in Van Nuys 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, Call 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 Van Nuys CA, we can help determine which benefits, SSI or SSDI, you may qualify for.
Do I Have Options if My Claim Has Been Denied or is Pending?
In some cases, an SSDI attorney in Van Nuys CA can help you appeal a Social Security denial. Likewise, if you have a case that has been pending for a long time then you may be waiting on a hearing with an Administrative Law Judge. That is something you will want the help of an attorney with.
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 Van Nuys CA.
What If I Do Not Have Medical Evidence to Support My Claim of Disability?
A lack of medical evidence will result in your application being automatically disqualified. However, older medical evidence can sometimes be used to support your claim, depending on the facts and circumstances of your case. Consulting with a Social Security Disability attorney in Van Nuys CA can help you assess whether your old medical evidence will support a current claim.