An injury or medical condition may be serious enough that it results in a long-term disability, leaving you unable to work and earn income for you and your loved ones. Fortunately, an important safety net is available in the form of Social Security Disability (SSDI), a federal program that provides benefits to disabled individuals. If you need assistance with applying for SSDI benefits, a knowledgeable attorney with the Law Offices of Charles Garganese, Jr., LLC in Providence can help. Founded in 1994, we have years of experience helping disabled people across Rhode Island pursue the benefits they need.
The Social Security Administration (SSA) defines a disability as any illness or injury that leaves a person unable to work for at least 12 months or that will likely result in death. To qualify for the program, you must have worked for the requisite period of time., and have a condition that the SSA considers a disability. If you’re approved for benefits, you will receive a monthly stipend to help cover your living expenses that continues until you are well enough to return to work.
You may need to collect SSDI benefits indefinitely if your condition is not likely to improve. It may also be necessary to pursue both SSDI and workers compensation benefits if you or a loved one has been injured on the job.
Although SSDI is an incredibly valuable program for people dealing with serious injuries and medical conditions, the process of filing for benefits can be very difficult and frustrating. It generally involves the following steps:
To learn more about your options regarding Social Security Disability in Rhode Island, speak with an attorney at the Law Offices of Charles Garganese, Jr., LLC From our office in Providence, we serve individuals and families throughout the region. Call us today at 401-352-4431 or contact us online.