Social Security Disability FAQs
Welcome to our California Social Security Disability Web site. The goals of our
site are to inform you and to make our California Social Security disability
lawyers available to assist you in interpreting your situation. Hiring a
California Social Security attorney or lawyer is often the only way to obtain
all of your Social Security benefits.
Construction, industrial and other California workers are sometimes injured as a
result of workplace accidents. Individuals who suffer from chronic heart or lung
problems, AIDS, depression and other similar problems -- or suffer disabilities
that are drug or alcohol related are often eligible for Social Security
The resulting Social Security disability benefits can be paid under two
programs: the Social Security Disability Insurance (SSD) benefits program and
the Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits program.
The medical requirements for Social Security Disability payments are the same
under both programs for most people. The process for proof is the same for a
Eligibility for Social Security Disability is based on prior work under Social
Security. Eligibility for SSI disability benefit payments is based on financial
There are other differences in the eligibility rules for the two programs,
however the major distinction is that Social Security Disability insurance
benefits are available for individuals who have worked in recent years and are
Permanent disability, long term disability, Title II benefits and lifetime
disability are discussed in your Social Security Handbook in a general way. Your
Social Security questions that are not answered by the Social Security Handbook
should be referred to a Social Security lawyer.
Disabled Widow's and Widower's Benefits are paid to individuals who are at least
50 years old and become disabled within a certain amount of time after the death
of their husband or wife who has worked under Social Security.
Disabled Adult Child Benefits go to the children (disabled before age 22) of
persons who are deceased or who are drawing Social Security Disability or
Disability Insurance Benefits for Disabled Widow's or Widower's Benefits and
Disabled Adult Child benefits are not affected by whether you are rich or poor.
Benefits are determined by a review of a Social Security earnings record.
Supplemental Security Income benefits are paid to individuals who are poor and
disabled. SSI does not consider whether the applicant has worked in the past.
SSI disability benefits determination is different for children.
The attorneys at Picozzi, Nielsen, & Lloyd, located in Santa Ana, California, are
caring, competent and experienced in Social Security Disability benefits issues.
For example, "Denied Benefits" (denial of benefits by the Social Security
Administration) are quite common on the initial application. The lawyers at Picozzi, Nielsen, & Lloyd
routinely handle these and other Social Security issues and
disability benefits appeals.
Call today for your free consultation with your California Social Security
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