Social Security Disability Benefits in Phoenix
Anyone can find themselves in need of Social Security disability benefits. If you’re suddenly unable to work for an extended period of time due to illness or injury, the attorneys at Cruz & Associates can help.
We provide counsel for clients in Phoenix, Tempe, Scottsdale and Glendale who need assistance supporting themselves and their families. While the application process can seem overwhelming, our trustworthy legal team can guide you through this situation as efficiently and stress-free as possible.
What is Social Security Disability?
Social Security and Supplemental Security Income programs exist to assist people with disabilities while they are unable to work for any given reason. There is an application process that starts at the federal level and then moves to the Disability Determination Services office of Arizona. There are two different types of available benefits:
Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI)
SSDI offers benefits to you and select family members if you are fully insured. This means that you’ve recently worked long enough, earned enough, and paid Social Security taxes on your earnings. In addition to that qualification, you must meet certain medical requirements in order to receive Social Security disability benefits.
Supplemental Security Income (SSI)
Disabled adults and children who have limited resources and income will benefit from Supplemental Security Income. This benefit doesn’t require you to have paid Social Security taxes, but SSI has the same medical requirements as SSDI. If criteria is met in both cases, you will be paid monthly benefits if your medical condition will last at least one year, or is terminal.
The Application Process
You can apply for disability benefits online, by phone or in person. First, review the Adult Disability Checklist. Then, complete and submit your application. From there, the Social Security office will ensure you meet the basic requirements for disability benefits. The government will then verify your work history and current work activity before your case is sent to the Disability Determination Services office in Arizona for them to make a final decision.
After your application is submitted, you’ll be able to check the status online and should receive correspondence from the Social Security Administration. The attorneys at Cruz & Associates can help ensure your application is an accurate reflection of your situation to receive the benefits you deserve.
Schedule Your Free Consultation Today
If you need disability benefits, it’s likely that you’ll require help sooner rather than later. Get the assistance you and your family need by calling Cruz & Associates today. Our team of legal professionals will walk you through your options and help you fill out applications accordingly. We’re skilled in the world of disability benefits, and have local experience in the Phoenix, Tempe, Scottsdale and Glendale communities.
Whether you qualify for SSDI or SSI, our attorneys are here to help you navigate the process. Fill out our online contact form or give our Phoenix office a call to schedule your free consultation.