Although both programs provide benefits to individuals who are unable to perform work due to a severe physical or mental impairment, SSI benefits are reserved for those with a severely limited income. Each program also has different sources of funding.

Yes. But on rare occasions, SSD benefits may be reduced due to Workers’ Comp benefits.

You will need personal information including your Social Security number and banking information. You will also need information about your medical condition including: doctor and hospital contact info, as well as a list of your prescriptions and medical testing names and dates. Information about your work will also be required including earnings, employer details, a copy of your Social Security Statement, job history and information regarding past benefits filings.

Don’t worry! Being denied the first time is common. You will be given a deadline for when you can submit an appeal. Contact your lawyer to help you navigate this process.

A person who has a physical or mental condition that would prevent them from working full time.

After you apply, you will receive confirmation of your application electronically or by mail. You will be contacted if further information is needed. Once your application is processed, the decision will be mailed to you.

You can contact Grech Law Firm and we can apply online for you (SSD only). You may also call the Social Security office at 1-800-772-1213 and setup an appointment to apply over the phone or at a local office. You may also apply at a local Social Security office.

They will begin on the first of the month when you first submit your application.