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Three Options for Benefits if You’re Disabled

Posted by Martin Rocha | Sep 22, 2016 | 0 Comments

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If you have a disability, you should speak with a disability attorney. This way, you can discover what options are available to you for benefits. There are three primary options for disability benefits. Your eligibility for any of the options will vary significantly depending upon your work history and how you became disabled.  So, let Brandon L. Lettunich Attorney at Law provide assistance in determining what kinds of benefits might be available and can help you try to qualify for coverage.

Options for Disability Benefits

If you got hurt at work and your employer opted into workers' compensation, one of your options for disability benefits is a workers' comp claim. Not everyone will receive workers' comp coverage. You can receive benefits only if your condition was in relation to work. You could receive disability income from workers' comp for both work-related illnesses and injuries.  If you don't qualify for workers' comp, your options will include Supplemental Security Income (SSI) and Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI). SSI is for people who have limited incomes and resources, and your work history does not matter.  SSDI is not a means-tested or needs-based program, but you must have paid into the system and earned work credits. The number of work credits needed also varies based on age.

How a Disability Attorney Helps

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A disability attorney can help you to understand what kinds of benefits you are likely eligible for based on your specific disabling condition. Actually qualifying for benefits can also be very difficult. This is true even if you have a legitimate disabling condition and should receive benefits. An attorney can provide you with assistance in the process of trying to get disability income.

Getting Help from a Disability Attorney

Brandon L. Lettunich Attorney at Law has helped many people in El Paso to get workers' comp disability or to get disability benefits through the Social Security Administration. We understand how the process of qualifying for benefits works and we make sure to fight hard for you to get the benefits you need. Contact Brandon L. Lettunich, Attorney at Law today to learn more.

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