Skilled Guidance Through The Social Security Disability Process
Are you unable to work due to physical disability or mental illness? Minnesota Social Security Disability Insurance Attorney Gregg Nelson is here to help, whether you are applying for benefits or appealing a denial. With most other firms, you are just a number — you may not even meet your attorney until months after you have begun the process. That is not how we operate. Your very first meeting will be with attorney Gregg Nelson, and from that point through case resolution, we will take great care of you every step of the way.
The Social Security Administration defines disability as an inability to engage in substantial gainful activity due to a medical condition that affects your mental or physical abilities. This condition must be expected to last at least 12 months or result in death.
Two Different Programs
The Social Security Administration provides benefits to disabled individuals who submit a claim and are unable to work due to medical conditions. Benefits are paid through two programs: the Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) program and the Supplemental Security Income (SSI) program. Eligibility requirements are different for the two programs. An individual can receive both types of benefits if the eligibility requirements are met.
SSDI provides benefits based on your work history. SSI, on the other hand, provides benefits for the aged, blind, and disabled with low incomes. Differentiating between these two programs can be complicated. We are here to answer your questions.