Social Security

The Social Security Administration

The Social Security Administration defines disability as an illness or medical condition that is expected to last at least for a period of one year or will result in social security administrationthat person’s death. Social Security is a beneficial program for those in need but it is not typically a short-term solution nor process. Benefits are paid out from two programs:

  • Social Security Disability Insurance also known as SSDI (or Tile II of the Social Security Disability Act)
  • Supplemental Security Income also known as SSI (or Title XVI of the Social Security Disability Act).

What is the difference between the two types of benefits and which one should you be applying for? The answer to those questions can be obtained by calling our office. In addition, if you have already been denied benefits, we can file an appeal on your behalf, but please remember that you only have 60 days from the day of your most recent denial to file an appeal on the decision.

The representatives at McBride Scicchitano & Leacox would like to be given the opportunity of discussing your case further and help you understand the different types of Social Security benefits to which you might be entitled under one or both programs as prescribed by Social Security laws and regulations. Our representatives have over 25 years of experience working with the Social Security Disability program. And we ensure that our representatives are always on the forefront of any new laws, changes or trainings that are established by the Social Security Administration. This ensures that our representatives are always up to date on their knowledge and can better assist you in your pressing time of need.

Did you know that there are certain conditions which can expedite the scheduling of your hearing with an Administrative Law Judge? Most people are not aware of this, but we can always advise our clients if their ailments or injuries fall under this category.

The Social Security Disability process can be an extremely complex, as well as intimidating process. Here at McBride, Scicchitano & Leacox, we pride ourselves in making the process as simple as possible by guiding and explaining to our clients the process at each level and what to expect in the future regarding their claims. An important aspect and one which most people tend to overlook or fail to take into consideration is that settlements for other types of legal cases (Auto Accident, Workers Compensation, Slip and Fall’s to name a few) have the potential to impact their ability to obtain Social Security benefits or could result in overpayment of benefits in their Social Security Disability. At our firm, we ensure that all departments are in constant communication with one another so that we can work together as a team to try to prevent this from happening. That is the reason why anyone looking to apply for Social Security benefits should contact our firm as soon as possible in order to obtain a free case evaluation and consultation so that we can work together in ensuring that you receive the benefits that you deserve and are entitled to receive.