Social Security Disability And Supplemental Security Income

SSDWhen you are unable to work due to an injury or medical condition, your bills can add up quickly. Benefits can make a huge difference in your life and that of your family. However, actually going through the process of applying for benefits can be difficult. It can be important to have the help of a skilled lawyer.

At the Law Office of Teresa M. Meagher, we help individuals and families get the benefits they are entitled to so they can take care of themselves.

We provide assistance with:

  • Social Security Disability (SSDI) claims
  • Supplemental Security Income (SSI) claims

Our office handles a claim from the initial application stage through all levels of administrative appeals. We work closely with clients to complete required forms and questionnaires, inform the agency of the client's ongoing treatment, seek supportive medical opinions and appear at a hearing if one is necessary. We make every effort to obtain a favorable result at the earliest possible level in the process.

However, in those cases where an appeal beyond the agency level may be required, our office has decades of experience in successfully litigating appeals to federal court including:

  • U.S. District Court in Kansas
  • U.S. District Court for the Western District of Missouri
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit

Social Security Disability

Social Security Disability Insurance, or SSDI, is a program meant to help people who are unable to work at a gainful level due to their health conditions. The amount of monthly benefits paid will depend on your work history and earnings. The SSDI program pays benefits if your physical or mental condition is expected to keep you from working for at least one full year. Many factors must be considered in making this determination including the severity of your impairments, your age, education, work history, and functional limitations-both physical and mental. The dollar amount of your benefits will depend upon your work history.

If a military member or veteran sustained an illness, injury or wound while on active duty status on or after October 1, 2001, they will receive expedited processing of their Social Security disability claim, regardless of how or where the disability occurred.

Supplemental Security Income

Supplemental security income or SSI, is another important benefit program administered by Social Security. Like SSDI, SSI is meant to provide income for people who are unable to work due to their health conditions, but unlike SSDI, SSI is a needs-based program and eligibility is also dependent on your income and assets. However, to qualify for SSI you must also meet the disability requirements of the SSDI program.

Get Help With Benefits

For the help of an experienced attorney who will give you personalized attention in Social Security Disability or Supplemental Security Income matters, call the Law Office of Teresa M. Meagher today at 913-649-1747. You can also contact the office using email.

Our office is located in Overland Park, Kansas, and we represent people in Overland Park and Johnson County, Kansas as well as throughout the Kansas City Metropolitan area, Kansas and Missouri. We also accept cases outside those primary areas on a case by case basis.