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What Are Social Security Disability Benefits?

If a physical or mental disability has impaired your ability to work, you may be eligible for Social Security Disability. These benefits can be an essential tool in helping you make ends meet while you recover from an extended incapacitation or adjust to living with a disability. They fall into one of two categories, described lower on this page. Based in Williamson County, The Law Office of Adam Casner, PLLC serves clients across Texas, and can carefully assess your current disability and determine which type of assistance you may be eligible for.

It’s important to note that only 18% of new applications are approved, often due to incomplete or insufficient proof of an applicant’s disability. Attorney Adam Casner only handle Social Security Disability cases and as such, he understands the law and how to navigate the complex processes of filing a new application as well as appealing a denied claim. He prides himself on building strong, one-on-one relationships with his clients and working hard to get people the benefits they need to maintain financial stability.

Title II Benefits: Social Security Disability Insurance

Title II of the Social Security Act denotes the Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) system. This system is for workers who have paid Social Security payroll taxes for at least five of the last 10 years, calculated on a quarterly basis. It can support those who were formerly able to – but now can no longer – work. If you have been gainfully employed in the United States in the last 10 years, you have likely made these tax contributions and earned work credits eligible for SSDI. The size of the payments you (or, in some cases, your dependents) can receive through SSDI are determined by the amount you paid in taxes when you were able to work.

Title XVI Benefits: Supplemental Security Income

Title XVI of the Social Security Act denotes Supplemental Security Income (SSI). SSI is designed to provide support for disabled people who have not contributed enough in taxes to qualify for SSDI – for example, low-income adults or children under the age of 18. SSI benefits are also available to the blind.

For Answers And Assistance, Make The Right Call

If you believe you could be eligible for Social Security Disability benefits in Texas, contact The Law Office of Adam Casner, PLLC. Adam will personally evaluate your situation, help you understand your options, and support you through the application process. To schedule a free consultation, call 512-764-3975 or complete an online form.